UK rugby star signs with Falcons thanks to new NFL rule

Former England rugby union standout Alex Gray, right, is trying his hand at the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons. The Atlanta Falcons have gone abroad to sign the latest former rugby player turned NFL hopeful as part of a new international league exemption. Alex Gray, a British rugby standout, will attempt to become a tight end with the Falcons and is the first-known rugby union professional to leave that sport to try American football.