Twitter Reacts as Michael Sam Is Released from St. Louis Rams

August 30, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Michael Sam's quest to become the first openly gay player in NFL history has hit its first roadblock. Sam was among the last players released by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, as they announced their final roster cuts to the 53-man maximum. 
Sam reacted to the news on Twitter:
Sam also thanked the Rams organization:
A seventh-round pick out of Missouri, Sam made 10 tackles and three sacks in his four preseason appearances. He worked mostly with the second and third teams and was impressive enough to be one of the final five players let go. Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported Friday that St. Louis had cut 17 of the necessary 22 players but Sam was initially kept on.
Mike Hall of the Big Ten Network thinks this isn't the last we've seen of Sam:
NFL rules required teams have their roster at a 53 players by 4 p.m. ET Saturday. Like all players released over the past few days, Sam will be subject to a waivers process. If picked up, he'll still b...

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