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NFL International Combine headed to Germany

July 10, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL International Combine is headed to Germany for the first time.

The showcase is similar to the annual NFL Combine that takes place in Indianapolis after the Super Bowl, with the goal of trying to discover and evaluate potential NFL talent internationally.

Up to 50 athletes will be selected to go through a series of tests in front of NFL evaluators at a sports training facility outside of Cologne on Oct. 19.

Participants will be evaluated for a possible spot in the NFL’s International Player Pathway program. Following the combine, a select number who show the potential to play in the NFL will be invited to train in the U.S. for three months.

The international pathway started in 2017. For the 2019 season, eight teams will carry an additional overseas player on their practice squads.

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