Jarryd Hayne is believed to have scored a train-and-trial deal with the Lions, thanks to some help from Reggie Bush.
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The Detroit Lions have emerged as one of six clubs interested in former NRL star Jarryd Hayne, according to reports.
The interest from the Lions reportedly comes off the back of a recommendation from star running back Reggie Bush.
Bush’s recommendation is believed to have pushed the Lions to offer Hayne a train-and-trial deal with the Lions.
Bush and Hayne met during the American’s promotional tour of Australia in June and said Hayne could make the transition to the NFL.
“He actually looks like an NFL running back,” Bush said.
“Looks like he could come play with us tomorrow.
“He’s fast, strong and … wow. Look at that hit. That’s an NFL football hit. I like this guy.”
The names of the other five NFL clubs reportedly interested in Hayne are unconfirmed.