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Michael Sam Cut By St. Louis Rams; Quest For NFL History Hits Setback

Michael Sam made history as the first openly gay player to be drafted by NFL team, but he won't make history as the first to take the field in the pros just yet. The St. Louis Rams cut Sam on Saturday, as the former college all-pro was...Show More Summary

American football - Sam confident of NFL shot despite Rams release

- Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in National Football League, said he was confident of making a pro football team despite being cut by the St Louis Rams. The journey continues," the defensive end wrote on Twitter. NFL teams had to reach the 53-man NFL limit by Saturday ahead of next week's season openers.

American football - First openly gay NFL draftee Sam cut from Rams roster

- Michael Sam, the first openly gay player selected in the National Football League draft, was released Saturday by the St. Louis Rams in final roster cuts before the season begins. All NFL teams had to reach the 53-man NFL limit byShow More Summary

St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay football player

The St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player drafted into the NFL, minutes before the league's deadline for the upcoming season's final rosters."I will tell you this: I was pulling for Mike, I really was," Rams Coach Jeff Fisher says in a news conference Saturday after the cut, reports the New York Times. Show More Summary

First Openly Gay NFL Layer Released

The St. Louis Rams have released Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL. All NFL teams had to reach the 53-man NFL limit by Saturday ahead of next week’s season openers. Sam, a defensive end taken in the seventh round, was among the last four players cut from the Rams’ lineup. [...]

Michael Sam Cut by St. Louis Rams

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, has been cut by the St. Louis Rams. According to ESPN, the Rams decided to cut Sam when they had to reduce their roster to the mandated 53 players Saturday afternoon. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com St. Louis Rams (NFL)

Michael Sam Cut By St. Louis Rams

"It was a football decision." With those words St. Louis Rams coach Mike Fisher announced that Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, fell short of making the 53-man roster for the team. Fisher praised Sam's pre-season performance in which he had 11 tackles and three sacks. Show More Summary

Sam simply on wrong side of numbers

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- From the moment the St. Louis Rams used the 249th pick in May's NFL draft on defensive end Michael Sam, there was never any doubt that he'd have an uphill climb to win a roster spot on the team's deepest unit. In so many ways, St. Show More Summary

Michael Sam Cut From St. Louis Rams' Starting Team

The odds weren't in his favor anyway, but it's still too bad. Huffington Post: Michael Sam, the first openly gay athlete drafted into the NFL, was cut by the St. Louis Rams as the team trimmed its roster ahead of the start of the 2014 season, according to multiple reports. Show More Summary

Henery release stirs ghosts of 2011 draft

PHILADELPHIA -- The 2011 NFL draft was not a particularly good one for the Philadelphia Eagles. The release this weekend of kicker Alex Henery, their fourth-round pick in 2011, underscores just how bad the Eagles’ decision-making was that weekend. "We’ve talked about it a lot," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said. Show More Summary

Fisher: Sam was no distraction in training camp

13 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says he was in Michael Sam's corner from the start and that having the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team was no distraction at all in training camp.

Michael Sam Cut From St. Louis Rams, Loses Spot To Fellow Rookie

13 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Just 13 weeks after becoming the first openly gay man to be drafted by the NFL, Michael Sam has reportedly been cut by the St. Louis Rams today, and will not play with the team in the upcoming season. It is widely being reported that Sam lost his spot on the 53-man roster to fellow rookie […]

Football Player Michael Sam Officially Cut by St. Louis Rams

Michael Sam, who was recognized this year for being the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, has been cut by the St. Louis Rams. According to ESPN, the 24-year-old defensive end and seventh-round draft pick didn’t make the team after they had to trim their roster down to 53 players. Though, another [...]

Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Draft, Is Dropped By Rams

14 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The former Missouri defensive end was edged out in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks for a spot on St. Louis' roster.

Michael Sam cut by St. Louis Rams

Sam, the first openly gay player ever drafted into the NFL, could still play this season if signed by another team

St. Louis Rams Cut Michael Sam

The St. Louis Rams have released Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The 7th-round draft pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and celebrities. In the...

Michael Sam -- Cut by the St. Louis Rams

14 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

The St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam on Saturday, after making him the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team back in May. Sam could still be picked up by another team. If he clears waivers, he can sign with any team and he could…

St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player

The St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player to be drafted by a team, today. Sam was dropped in the final round of cuts, as teams narrowed their rosters to 53 players. The Rams could still put Sam on their practice squad, but for now, he is available to be picked up by one of the league's other 31 teams. Show More Summary

First openly gay NFL draftee Sam released by Rams

New York (AFP) - Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by a National Football League team, was released Saturday by the St. Louis Rams in their final roster reduction.

Colts get down to 53 after trade with Seahawks

A rare cut-day trade has helped the Colts get down to the NFL roster limit of 53 players. Indianapolis sent cornerback Marcus Burley to Seattle in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. The 24-year-old Burley has never played in a regular-season game, and it’s a little surprising that the Seahawks were…

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