The Washington Football team signed a basketball player from Chile on Tuesday.

Sammis Reyes, who played college hoops at Tulane, will be the latest hoops player to attempt to switch to being an NFL tight end, a path blazed by Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez, but also seen recently by VCU's Mo Alie-Cox.

Reyes was initially selected to join the NFL's International Player Pathway Program, which is an attempt to boost the number of foreign-born players in the league.

Under the program, a certain number of teams each year are picked to have an extra roster spot, which goes to one of the pre-selected players.