NFL: Washington Football Team sign International Player Pathway tight end from Chile, Sammis Reyes

The Washington Football Team has signed former International Pathway Program (IPP) tight end Sammis Reyes from Chile.

The signing comes after an impressive performance from the 25 year-old at the IPP pro-day at the University of Florida.

Reyes was initially set to come through the IPP program which aims to provide an avenue for international players into the NFL. Each year four players are selected from that year’s IPP cohort to be placed into one division in the league at random. Reyes was one of the 11 competing for a spot this year but was snatched up before the draft after Washington scouts saw potential in him.

The 6’7 240 pound Reyes was born in Chile before moving to the United States when he was 14 years-old. Basketball and the NBA were always Reyes’ goals but never came to fruition after limited playing time and injuries at Tulane University (NCAA D1).

Reyes, who is yet to play a snap of football, will be joining the likes of Logan Thomas and Marcus Baugh in Washington. 


Daniel Mackenzie is a Press Association graduate who works in journalism and communications in the third sector. Daniel began playing football for the London Warriors and Team Great Britain and has since played across Europe.