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Report: Michael Sam passes through waivers, now a free agent

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Report: Michael Sam passes through waivers, now a free agent[/h]By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

August 31, 2014 12:24 pm ET

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Michael Sam reportedly is now a free agent. (USATSI)

After the Rams cut Michael Sam on Saturday, the rest of the league's 31 squads had the opportunity to claim him off waivers.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, though, nobody did, meaning Sam is now a free agent who can sign with anybody, including the Rams if they want to place him on the practice squad.
After the news of his release broke Saturday, Sam took to Twitter to express confidence in his future.
Wrote Sam: "The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy, this is a lesson I've always known. The journey continues. I want to thank the entire Rams organization and the city of St. Louis for giving me this tremendous opportunity and allowing me to show I can play at this level. I look forward to continuing to build on the progress I made here toward a long and successful career."
And here's what Rams coach Jeff Fisher had to say about the man he drafted near the end of the seventh round.
"It was a football decision and it was no different than any other decision that we make," he said. "It was a football decision back in May to draft Mike. And once again, it's been all about football. I will tell you this: I was pulling for Mike. I really was. I don't say that very often, but Mike came in here and did everything that we asked him to do."

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Topic starter Posted : 31/08/2014 1:53 pm
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Heard Rams will sign to practice squad

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Posted : 31/08/2014 2:07 pm
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practice squad he needs to work on a few things Fischer said

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Posted : 31/08/2014 3:28 pm
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Despite original stories, Sam did not end up making the St. Louis practice squad.

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Posted : 31/08/2014 11:41 pm
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Fisher all but said it during interview. Damn

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Posted : 01/09/2014 12:55 pm
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st. louis has a very very deep DL especially DE

might have made it elsewhere with the same opportunity and performance

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Posted : 01/09/2014 4:15 pm
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Michael Sam Fails To Make St. Louis Rams' Practice Squad

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Posted: 09/01/2014 8:06 pm EDT Updated: 1 hour ago

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Sept 1 (Reuters) - Defensive end Michael Sam's bid to become the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) looked even more remote on Monday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams' 10-man practice squad.
Two days after being cut from the Rams' final 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season, and a day after going unclaimed on wavers by any other NFL team, Sam was still on the outside looking in.
The 6-feet-2 (1.88 m), 260-pound (118 kg) former University of Missouri standout became the first openly gay player to be selected in an NFL Draft when he was taken in the seventh round by the Rams in May.
But despite his success at Missouri, talent evaluators have said he might struggle in the NFL, perhaps too small to play regularly on the defensive line and not athletic enough to play in space as a linebacker.
Of the 10 players signed up by the Rams on Monday for their practice squad, eight had been members of their preseason squad before being cut in final roster moves.
The other two were linebacker Denicos Allen, who spent the preseason with the Carolina Panthers, and fellow linebacker Kevin Reddick, who signed with the New Orleans Saints last year as an undrafted free agent. (Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Gene Cherry)

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Topic starter Posted : 01/09/2014 10:07 pm
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Owen;782124 wrote: Michael Sam Fails To Make St. Louis Rams' Practice Squad

Reuters

Posted: 09/01/2014 8:06 pm EDT Updated: 1 hour ago

n MICHAEL SAM large570

reuters logo
Sept 1 (Reuters) - Defensive end Michael Sam's bid to become the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) looked even more remote on Monday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams' 10-man practice squad.
Two days after being cut from the Rams' final 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season, and a day after going unclaimed on wavers by any other NFL team, Sam was still on the outside looking in.
The 6-feet-2 (1.88 m), 260-pound (118 kg) former University of Missouri standout became the first openly gay player to be selected in an NFL Draft when he was taken in the seventh round by the Rams in May.
But despite his success at Missouri, talent evaluators have said he might struggle in the NFL, perhaps too small to play regularly on the defensive line and not athletic enough to play in space as a linebacker.
Of the 10 players signed up by the Rams on Monday for their practice squad, eight had been members of their preseason squad before being cut in final roster moves.
The other two were linebacker Denicos Allen, who spent the preseason with the Carolina Panthers, and fellow linebacker Kevin Reddick, who signed with the New Orleans Saints last year as an undrafted free agent. (Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Gene Cherry)

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There we are thanks, O! Story wouldn't post for me.

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Posted : 01/09/2014 10:15 pm
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And now he is taking a physical and if he passes is likely a Dallas Cowboy.

Honestly, I thought they were going to be the team to draft him in the first place due to the fact that they seem to love any and all reasons to draw unnecessary media attention to themselves.

Hopefully he can eventually add something productive to their defense.

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