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
- 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.
- 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
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
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, 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)
"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
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
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
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
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.
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 […]
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 [...]
The former Missouri defensive end was edged out in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks for a spot on St. Louis' roster.
Sam, the first openly gay player ever drafted into the NFL, could still play this season if signed by another team
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...
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…
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
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.
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…