BC Lions star Nathan Rourke trained with the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday — the 12th team he’s met since the CFL season ended in November — and a decision on his future player is “imminent,” according to TSN’s Farhan Lalji.
Lalji said that the majority of teams submitted offers with several important guarantees. Lalgy notes that a decision could come as early as this weekend.
In addition to the Browns, Rourke, 25, has worked for the New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, L.A. Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay. Pirates and Cardinals from Arizona.
Rourke, a native of Victoria, British Columbia, won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian award last season after amassing 3,349 yards with 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 10 games with the Lions. He completed 78.7% of his passes, a new CFL record.
Rourke missed nearly half of the season after undergoing foot surgery in August. It would return to the playoffs, defeating the Calgary Stampeders in the Divisional Round before losing to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Western Final.
Rourke is eligible to sign with the NFL since January 9.
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