Michael Sam Cut By St. Louis Rams

Michael Sam Cut

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Michael Sam has been cut by the St. Louis Rams.

The move happened on Saturday, as the NFL team announced its final 53-man roster for the upcoming regular season.

Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted in league history, was placed on waivers at 4 p.m. Eastern.

The NFL’s other 31 teams will have 24 hours to put in a claim on the defensive end, who could be signed by another franchise as early as Sunday.

If he does not wind up on a 53-man roster, he could conceivably be brought back to the Rams for the team’s practice squad.

Sam is trying to become the first openly gay NFL player.

Daniel Gates