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Holmes' NFL future set to be revealed

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Former NRL player Valentine Holmes is seen during a "Pro Day" as part of the NFL's International Pathway program on Monday, April 1, 2019. (AAP Image/Peter Mitchell) 

Valentine Holmes' nervous wait to find out if he will be a member of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins or New York Jets will soon be over.

The NFL is expected to notify the former NRL star on Tuesday morning (AEDT) what team if he has been allocated to a team under the code's International Pathway Program.

It will be with a club in the AFC East division, although likely not Buffalo after fellow Pathway player Christian Wade announced he had been assigned to the Bills.

The Patriots, Dolphins and Jets are the remaining options.

Pathway players will join the team's practice squads but will not be eligible to play games during the 2019 NFL season.

The program is designed to give elite athletes with little American football knowledge a chance to insert themselves with a team and learn the game without the pressure of being cut.

Holmes, the former Cronulla, Queensland and Australian representative fullback, and Wade, a former England and British and Irish Lions rugby player, were among the seven project players selected by the NFL for their Pathway program.

They spent the past three months at Florida's IMG Academy learning how to train and play American football

Wade was part of the Lions squad that toured Australia in 2013.

Holmes, who arrived back in Australia on Monday, remained tight-lipped about his future when met by media in Sydney.

A year ago South Sydney junior Jordan Mailata, a Pathway graduate, was taken in the seventh round of the NFL Draft by Philadelphia Eagles.

However, Holmes, 23, told AAP last week he did not believe he was eligible for the draft because of his age.

Holmes has been training as a running back, wide-receiver and punt/kick returner.

Wade, 27, who scored 82 tries in the English Premiership for Wasps as a winger, has been earmarked by the Bills as a running back.

He participated with Holmes in a "pro day" in Tampa Bay last week in front of NFL scouts.

Wade was timed at 4.53 seconds in the 40-yard dash - Holmes clocked 4.45 seconds.

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