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Rams cut Michael Sam

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Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft, did not make the Rams’ 53-man roster.

The Rams cut Sam in one of their final moves today, the team has announced.

Sam arrived in St. Louis with great fanfare — but with long odds to make the regular-season roster because the Rams were already deep at Sam’s position, defensive end. But Sam played well enough in the preseason that there was increasingly talk in NFL circles that he had a good chance of making it.

Unfortunately for Sam, he was simply caught up in a numbers game, and the Rams decided that he wasn’t one of the top 53 players on their roster. He could still return to St. Louis on the practice squad, a decision that would come in the next couple of days.

But first Sam will go through waivers, which means every NFL team will have a chance to put in a claim for him. Considering how well Sam played in the preseason, there’s a good chance that some other team will take him, and that he’ll be on a 53-man roster when the season begins. But that 53-man roster will not be in St. Louis.

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  1. lennydpocketqb says: Aug 30, 2014 4:07 PM

    He will get his chance to play in the league.

  2. davewr58 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:07 PM

    Thanks for ending the unnecessary circus for a mediocre talent.

  3. bonnovi says: Aug 30, 2014 4:07 PM

    Well, he played good enough that he should make it to the practice squad, if not onto another team’s active roster.

  4. eaglefan94 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:08 PM

    I was rooting for him, and I still hope he catches on with another team, but lol @ everyone who dropped $100 or more on his jersey before he even played a game

  5. smartstickhotness says: Aug 30, 2014 4:08 PM

    Practice squad or will some team take a shot

  6. largent80100 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:09 PM

    Practice squad is what I expect.

  7. crabcakesfootball says: Aug 30, 2014 4:09 PM

    Bummer. The dude can play.

    Some team will get a good football player.

  8. oms0004 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:09 PM

    If it wouldn’t cause a melee, I would say the Cowboys could use him.

  9. simplegodfather says: Aug 30, 2014 4:19 PM

    I have a feelin that Rex Ryan will call him, and also, DE Richardson and Sam played together in college, so Richie always talk highly of Sam.. NYJets will give him a chance.

  10. baddegg says: Aug 30, 2014 4:19 PM

    In related news, Chris Kluwe has sued the Rams.

  11. heymister24 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:22 PM

    I guess pink will have the same meaning in october.

  12. icebergsimpson says: Aug 30, 2014 4:22 PM

    San Fran lost Aldon Smith for 9 games. Sam will be a FABULOUS addition for them.

  13. rayjay9393 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:22 PM

    Jerrah, stop your shenanigans and pick him

  14. cordarrellepatterson84 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:23 PM

    Vikings should sign him. He would offset Priefer, and he doesn’t even have to play special teams.

  15. gregw2011 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:24 PM

    washington?

  16. mrthirtytwo says: Aug 30, 2014 4:24 PM

    He was on the edge- just not quite there – may be able to develop.

    A perfect fit for the new FXFL unofficial minor FB league. Gives them some press, allows Sam to develop. Practice squad would be a slow boat to no where

  17. cornernum23 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:24 PM

    That’s a lot of useless #96 Sam jerseys…

  18. 1973to1991packerssuckedbigtime says: Aug 30, 2014 4:26 PM

    He will get picked up by a team that needs a DE. He played OK just not good enough for the Rams who are loaded at his position.

  19. abninf says: Aug 30, 2014 4:26 PM

    And 53 players in the locker room quietly let out a sigh of relief.

  20. pthepro49 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:27 PM

    Good Luck Sam. You will catch on somewhere.

  21. drez146 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:27 PM

    Good luck Sam

  22. ghost26 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:28 PM

    And in less significant news Champ Bailey who was one of the best CB’s to play in the NFL in the last 20 years & is a lock to be a HOFer was also cut today.

  23. nite2al says: Aug 30, 2014 4:28 PM

    He would feel at home in San Francisco.

  24. Brown Anchor says: Aug 30, 2014 4:28 PM

    I could see the Santa Clara 49ers signing him to back-fill the Aldon Smith suspension.

  25. stevent92 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:28 PM

    I guess the world is no longer watching

  26. whodat11985 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:30 PM

    Cfl talent

  27. packerbackernj says: Aug 30, 2014 4:30 PM

    he’ll make a practice squad, and as he progresses in special teams, he’ll make a team. From what i seen and read the dude kept his head down, and worked. Keep doing that, you’ll make a team.

  28. pharmaherb says: Aug 30, 2014 4:31 PM

    At the end of the day, it’s talent vs. talent and he didn’t make the grade. He will, I am almost certain, have a future on practice squad or another team’s roster.

    I am a gay man. I am an avid football fan. So if you even try to say that this will cause an uproar and was only done because he was gay, then don’t bother.

    We want good teams with good players. Sam isn’t there yet but he has a good chance of being there someday.

  29. napalm101 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:31 PM

    You’d think they’d keep him solely for the press coverage, but then again the Sam Bradford Injury Report (SBIR) will keep them relevant on most of the sports channels for the upcoming season…

  30. mz1394 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:33 PM

    Packers

  31. bubbaword says: Aug 30, 2014 4:36 PM

    Perhaps he should switch to wide receiver

  32. ranoversquarells says: Aug 30, 2014 4:38 PM

    Put him opposite to Chandler Jones in NE, and watch him develop

  33. gregw2011 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:38 PM

    denver?

  34. war71 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:39 PM

    Time to pack up the pink circus tents.

  35. bert1913 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:39 PM

    welcome to Santa Clara

  36. jpat2424 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:40 PM

    Done and done.

  37. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 30, 2014 4:41 PM

    In the end Sam’s jersey sells couldn’t save him. It just came down to football and business decisions the way it is for all rookies.

  38. philipdebin says: Aug 30, 2014 4:41 PM

    I’d say San Fran, but the nightlife there might be a little too tempting for him.

  39. completefan says: Aug 30, 2014 4:42 PM

    Off to the B.C. Lions he goes.

  40. axespray says: Aug 30, 2014 4:43 PM

    Ethan Westbrook must be pretty good.

  41. wishuwerehere9 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:49 PM

    What a relief. The Rams made the correct choice for more than one reason. Let’s hope no other team picks him up on waivers.

  42. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Aug 30, 2014 4:50 PM

    Sam is a brave one. He went out on a limb by himself, which is a lot more than can be said for the bigots in the world. Bigots need the bullying force of other bigots to back them up. Without that, they are scared of their own shadow.

  43. coachbeck says: Aug 30, 2014 4:59 PM

    Btw he will be on the ps if the rams think he isn’t a distraction. If they don’t place him there then he was one

  44. rayjay9393 says: Aug 30, 2014 5:00 PM

    Sam may also fill the role of V. Miller when he rehabbing

  45. kwjsb says: Aug 30, 2014 5:00 PM

    The Tebow treatment ….. go out and win games, even a play off game and your out of the league…

    Teams don’t like distractions Sams and Tebow are from different sides of the political spectrum and have been treated the same, there should be no complaints.

  46. jpat2424 says: Aug 30, 2014 5:01 PM

    ^ stupid

  47. thefiesty1 says: Aug 30, 2014 5:01 PM

    Failed experiment. Can we move on now?

  48. theblackrook says: Aug 30, 2014 5:01 PM

    I hate just so many of you. I hope the Packers pick him up he played with heart is someone I know will always bring their A game.

  49. mykpfsu says: Aug 30, 2014 5:01 PM

    So Sam was treated like every other NFL player. That folks is called equality.

  50. justalonewolf says: Aug 30, 2014 5:02 PM

    packerbackernj says:
    Aug 30, 2014 4:30 PM

    he’ll make a practice squad, and as he progresses in special teams, he’ll make a team. From what i seen and read the dude kept his head down, and worked. Keep doing that, you’ll make a team.

    ———————————————————-

    Keeping his head down is the only thing the media was interested in.

  51. mannyiac says: Aug 30, 2014 5:03 PM

    He is Sam ,oh Sam he am
    he won’t be a St, Louis Ram

  52. schmokes says: Aug 30, 2014 5:04 PM

    What other 7th round picks got cut today? Sam just wanted to get treated like everyone else, so I assume PFT will be doing individual articles for each 7th round casualty today? Better yet, how about we talk about the 7th rounders who worked hard enough to make the team, like Jeff Janis.

  53. mykpfsu says: Aug 30, 2014 5:05 PM

    BTW Jordan Stanton, DE of the Giants, who had several tackles and multiple sacks was also cut. In case anyone wants to complain about a 7th round or undrafted DE getting cut.

  54. gatorprof says: Aug 30, 2014 5:07 PM

    He can now follow a better player (Tebow) into the announcing booth and become the first openly-gay college football announcer. It will give the media something to write about.

  55. deshackle says: Aug 30, 2014 5:08 PM

    Hello Dallas cowgirls.

  56. Chris says: Aug 30, 2014 5:08 PM

    Chris Kluwe is on the case.

  57. clamdiggers says: Aug 30, 2014 5:09 PM

    Would be best player on the Vikings…

  58. ripwarrior says: Aug 30, 2014 5:10 PM

    Looks like johnny football got the last laugh. Him coming out was actually the best thing for him. If he were straight he would just be another player cut.

  59. bucsorbust says: Aug 30, 2014 5:10 PM

    Guess he won’t be doing that reality show after all.

  60. erikinhell says: Aug 30, 2014 5:10 PM

    bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    Aug 30, 2014 4:50 PM

    Sam is a brave one. He went out on a limb by himself, which is a lot more than can be said for the bigots in the world.
    =================================

    Or, he was expecting political correctness to get him a job in the NFL. From what I saw of his play, he was good enough to lead the 3s, or be a minor member of the 2s. He needs work, and might be a year or two off.

  61. shutupandfknlisten says: Aug 30, 2014 5:11 PM

    Put him on the Chargers with Man’te Teo.

  62. alonestartexan says: Aug 30, 2014 5:11 PM

    Texans.

  63. Commenting off the bench for the Chargers. . . says: Aug 30, 2014 5:11 PM

    Hopefully we will never have to hear the name Michael Sam again, but if we do it will be about Michael Sam, the football player, and nothing more than that.

  64. John Henson says: Aug 30, 2014 5:13 PM

    He arrived “with great fanfare,” which means the media made a big deal of it. Then, when the Rams were to make their cut to a 54-man squad and Sam wasn’t named, the media rejoiced. Now, almost secretly, Sam is cut.

    The media is not going to let this go without some horns being blown.

  65. CowboyErik says: Aug 30, 2014 5:15 PM

    I just don’t think this gay thing is a big deal. We got rappists, wife beaters, GF beaters, gangbangers, mom beaters, guys that flips cars, kill their friends or are serial killers like Hernandez, all accepted in the league at one time or another or are in the league, who cares

  66. bucsorbust says: Aug 30, 2014 5:18 PM

    Now he can do the “Dancing with the Stars” with Tim Tebow.

    I’m sure I’ll be boo’d on this one, but you gotta admit, it’s funny.

  67. racistchecker says: Aug 30, 2014 5:19 PM

    The first openly gay player to get cut! It’s history!

  68. bucsorbust says: Aug 30, 2014 5:23 PM

    @John Henson
    Thanks for calling the media out. I’ve tried twice and my posts were deleted.

  69. paulz624 says: Aug 30, 2014 5:25 PM

    Just saw on NFL network-Breaking News, SEVENTH round draft pick Michael Sam cut by the Rams, let me repeat that, SEVENTH round pick, when was the last time anyone saw that? I’m glad it had only to do with him as a football player. I’m still waiting on the breaking news the Eagles cut their fifth round pick Reynolds from Stanford.

  70. thelastpieceofcheese says: Aug 30, 2014 5:25 PM

    What an outrageous injustice!

    Sam was a star in the SEC, a conference that has better teams than some in the NFl, and during preseason Sam had the highest sack per play ratio.

    Shame on you Fisher, i hope you get sued.

  71. annes22 says: Aug 30, 2014 5:26 PM

    Finally maybe the circus is over, thank goodness.
    Send him to the 49ers with Jonathon Martin.

  72. bucsorbust says: Aug 30, 2014 5:26 PM

    He proved he can sack Johnny from A&M. That’s worth something right? Yup. In college. 7th round pick. 10 tackles in 3 games. Did his best, and I wish him well like all the others.

  73. 4grammarpolice says: Aug 30, 2014 5:28 PM

    I don’t understand: I thought getting garbage sacks in the 4th quarter of preseason games meant you “can play in this league”.

  74. junkmtb says: Aug 30, 2014 5:28 PM

    Wait!! Who was even buying Sam Jerseys?????

  75. husker0004 says: Aug 30, 2014 5:29 PM

    Makes you wonder if he would have made the team if he just would have kept his mouth shut and played football. No one cares if he’s gay or straight; all he did was selfishly create media attention for himself. I have no doubt he will get more financial offers from various sources; this was completely self motivated and sad.

  76. dman6015 says: Aug 30, 2014 5:30 PM

    I have a feeling he’s going to be treated just like Tebow by the rest of the NFL.

  77. bucsorbust says: Aug 30, 2014 5:31 PM

    Was it something he said?

  78. husker0004 says: Aug 30, 2014 5:32 PM

    There is no team in the SEC that could beat any team in the NFL; if you believe that you are truly incompetent. And sued for what…..treating him the same as the straight players on the team? Yeah…shame on you Fisher, you drafted him and gave him a chance to make a NFL roster. Even after he came with his self made distractions.

  79. bucsorbust says: Aug 30, 2014 5:35 PM

    @dman6015
    You said Same will be treated like Tebow. I disagree. Frankly, I really like Tebow as a person but don’t think he’s a good QB. With Sam, I don’t have an opinion of him personally either way, but think he’s a mediocre NFL player. Sure, great in college. This is the NFL. He will get picked up or rejected on those merits.

  80. sylvester000001 says: Aug 30, 2014 5:37 PM

    It’s the right move. There’s too much depth there for him to overcome, and if they kept him it would only be for politically correct reasons. And the problem with that is, it would have hurt a guy who deserved to make the team but would have gotten cut instead. And that’s the problem with the politically correctness nonsense; all it does is hurt innocent people. That’s the only thing political correctness achieves, hurting the innocent. Luckily the rams didn’t cave in to it.

  81. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 30, 2014 5:37 PM

    Kudos to Rams…. they treated Sam equally
    Shame on media

  82. davetrembley says: Aug 30, 2014 5:39 PM

    Question for the house: Would Sam be better suited to a 3-4 or a 4-3?? Anyone??

  83. broncobub says: Aug 30, 2014 5:40 PM

    wishuwerehere9 says:
    Aug 30, 2014 4:49 PM
    What a relief. The Rams made the correct choice for more than one reason. Let’s hope no other team picks him up on waivers.
    ———————–

    The other reason being that people like you don’t want equal opportunity for all. And then you add the hope that no other team picks him up?

    What an absolutely disgusting, bigoted sentiment.

  84. dasheisenberg says: Aug 30, 2014 5:42 PM

    Damn! Now I need to put his jersey in the foot locker with Tebow’s ( and Manziel’s soon after)…

  85. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 30, 2014 5:45 PM

    Sams issue as a football player is that he is not fast enough and/or big enough for either DE or OLB….. to poster above, he is more suited to a 4-3 (FAR too small for a 3-4 DE), far too slow to be OLB; he is a tweener (w/o enough speed or athleticism to play at NFL level)

  86. mrlaloosh says: Aug 30, 2014 5:46 PM

    As long as he doesn’t go to the Packers or worse yet, the Browns.

  87. indywilson40 says: Aug 30, 2014 5:46 PM

    If Washington signs him, they gey to keep their name. Deal.

  88. Commenting off the bench for the Chargers. . . says: Aug 30, 2014 5:46 PM

    I’m beginning to understand what the Rams did here. They cut Sam, knowing no other team will pick him up off waivers because of the distractions, knowing they can still get him in the coming weeks. (I actually think they want him)They are basically playing with a 54-man roster.

  89. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Aug 30, 2014 5:54 PM

    @erikinhell

    You are really that worried about political correctness raining on your parade? If so, then maybe your parade doesn’t have a lot going for it.

  90. belicheathater says: Aug 30, 2014 5:55 PM

    No. They cut him because he’s black. No because he can’t play. Dam. Let’s go go to Madden 14 to figure it out

  91. vancouversportsbro says: Aug 30, 2014 5:58 PM

    He had a good preseason, better than I expected. I think another team will take their chances on him. He wasn’t going to do much on the rams with their already stacked d line

  92. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 30, 2014 5:58 PM

    I agree…. they did not want to risk releasing Westbrooks, who is a player and would have been claimed by others………. they believe no one will claim Sam and that they will be able to get him on practice squad…………….. football decision

  93. lanman11 says: Aug 30, 2014 6:04 PM

    If he is not claimed off waivers….can he sue?

  94. wartface says: Aug 30, 2014 6:09 PM

    Hmmm… If he had stayed in the closet would have had a better chance to make the team?

  95. honalulublue says: Aug 30, 2014 6:15 PM

    Awwwww

    I hope nobody claims him so this is over with.

  96. upperdecker19 says: Aug 30, 2014 6:15 PM

    He’s super! Thanks for asking.

  97. jayovalentine says: Aug 30, 2014 6:16 PM

    He’ll fit in perfectly in Seattle.

  98. flatiron1337 says: Aug 30, 2014 6:20 PM

    Oh, the humanity! When is Holder’s Justice Department going to file hate crime charges?

  99. pharmaherb says: Aug 30, 2014 6:21 PM

    Y’all realize that right now there are players in the NFL who are gay who aren’t “cowgirls” or “pink circus tents” but hardworking, nose to the grindstone players?

    Some comments suggest this was the right choice because it kept a gay man out of the NFL. They are already there, have been there, and will continue to be there. And they could very well be one of your favorite players or on one of your favorite teams.

    You’re well entitled to your opinion, but you don’t have to be cruel about it.

  100. truths4all says: Aug 30, 2014 6:32 PM

    Seahawks, 49ers, and Cards fans are disappointed to see that the Rams finally decided they were not going to be the Liberal media’s darlings and instead are going to try being a real NFL team by keeping the best 53 possible players.

    Next stop for Sam is a team that needs an alternate focus for their media coverage instead of having to explain the awful season that awaits them, the NY Jets! With the clueless East-coast Media being the blind-leading-the-bling media that they are, the Jets grabbing on to Sam would be the perfect season-long alternative cover story for them.

  101. canmannac says: Aug 30, 2014 6:41 PM

    I guess not really seventh heaven, huh?

  102. orivar says: Aug 30, 2014 6:44 PM

    That’s the one thing I don’t like about this sport. The final roster is only 53. The teams however bring in more players than they really need to evaluate knowing most of them are going to get cut, it’s a super dream crusher.

  103. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Aug 30, 2014 6:46 PM

    Tim Sambo

  104. jchipwood says: Aug 30, 2014 6:47 PM

    He should team up with Brady in ugg commercials..

  105. redskinsroost says: Aug 30, 2014 7:02 PM

    It’s only been a few hours, and I bet he already has his pick of attorney’s willing to represent him pro bono in an unlawful termination lawsuit against the Rams and the NFL.

  106. shakespeare22 says: Aug 30, 2014 7:03 PM

    The Niners should sign him. He can practice with Jonathon Martin.

  107. rabidsteelerfan says: Aug 30, 2014 7:04 PM

    Bwahahahahahahahahaha……
    buh-bye loser!

  108. smitty113 says: Aug 30, 2014 7:05 PM

    I bet you Obama will find time to come off the golf course to comment on how unfair this is for Sam and will demand social justice.

  109. rabidsteelerfan says: Aug 30, 2014 7:05 PM

    In other news, the Redskins are STILL going to be called the Redskins! Not a good day for politically correct miscreants.

  110. wisconsinhillfolk says: Aug 30, 2014 7:08 PM

    Pharmaherb,

    The nature of modern communications notwithstanding, that took courage.

    Right on, right on, right on!

  111. gatorfan1 says: Aug 30, 2014 7:10 PM

    Joe Smith – 57,358 heterosexual cut from an NFL preseason camp!!

  112. beaumustang says: Aug 30, 2014 7:11 PM

    I thought he was going to make the team, Sam did make a few plays (Yes I know they were against 2nd and 3rd string).The Rams are pretty deep in the D-Line/DE. He seems pretty intelligent so New England will welcome him in.

    Go Pats

  113. JSpicoli says: Aug 30, 2014 7:11 PM

    He can go to Canada. They have more room in the endzone.

  114. wisconsinhillfolk says: Aug 30, 2014 7:13 PM

    I bet George Bush Junior would have found the time to step away from “cutting some brush” throughout 1/4 of his presidency to comment on this. That guy has the blood of thousands of Americans on his hands.

  115. bengalskuta82 says: Aug 30, 2014 7:16 PM

    So if the Rams were already deep in that position, why the heck did they draft him? Im thinking it was a publicity staunt. The Rams got the attention they needed, made history, and cut the guy loose

  116. bucktoothzombie says: Aug 30, 2014 7:18 PM

    Nooooo! Why God?? Say it ain’t so!!

    lol

  117. leatherface2012 says: Aug 30, 2014 7:21 PM

    finally,can we be done with this clown already?

  118. hboc01 says: Aug 30, 2014 7:27 PM

    I just received a CNN breaking news alert for a 7th round pick, 7TH ROUND! Can we get back to football now?

  119. kerryc21realty says: Aug 30, 2014 7:28 PM

    He wasn’t good enough to be drafted in the first place, but in this PC climate the NFL made sure someone drafted him

  120. stampnhawk says: Aug 30, 2014 7:33 PM

    Oprah wants an explanation.

  121. upyoursanus says: Aug 30, 2014 7:37 PM

    I hear Russell Wilson is putting in a word for him to join the Hawks. Would be great fit for lil Russy

  122. smitty113 says: Aug 30, 2014 7:42 PM

    In other news Occupy Wall Street things Sam will be relevant and play in the league for a long time.

  123. truths4all says: Aug 30, 2014 7:50 PM

    Just saw where another brain-dead Obama Liberal is attempting to use their worn out , worthless tactic of trying to blame Bushie for Sammie getting cut.

    Brain-dead Obama Liberals are like zombies, they don’t understand why no one cares about them and their dead causes.

    It is what it is – Sam was not good enough to make the Rams’ roster. Makes us all wonder if some other NFL team is dumb enough to think he could help them win games when he brings a ton of locker room distractions, including the totally ignorant news media.

  124. stampnhawk says: Aug 30, 2014 8:00 PM

    Also, interesting timing. He was probably to be one of the first cuts, but to placate the PC brigade, the Rams announced all but 5 cuts yesterday.

    They knew full well he was done, but cutting him on Saturday of a long weekend gets less press than doing it Friday and gives the (false) impression to everyone paying attention, that he “almost” made it.

  125. bucsorbust says: Aug 30, 2014 8:01 PM

    It’s Bush’s fault.

  126. truths4all says: Aug 30, 2014 8:05 PM

    Oh-oh, Oprah is going to stomp her chubby little feet and demand an explanation/retraction/reversal/apology for this unfair and un-communistic action!!!

    The Oprah will run her propaganda-commercial of how Obama was really working feverishly on holes 3 to 18 on the different golf courses he was on during his ten different vacations he took this summer to try to save the journalist who ended up being be-headed Remember, Oprah orders us to genuflect and bow down to Obama’s greatness and every Executive Order he utters. I am waiting for his forced burnt earth solution to the Washington Redskins non-issue.

  127. beeronthefridge says: Aug 30, 2014 8:08 PM

    Sam may be temporarily down but he is not out.

    His courageous stand on social justice and equality within a hostile NFL placed him on par with other greats such as Rosa Parks, Mao Tse Tung, Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.

  128. wisconsinhillfolk says: Aug 30, 2014 8:10 PM

    George Bush Junior has the blood of thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis on his hands. I hope he hears their screams in his sleep.

  129. obamareallysucks says: Aug 30, 2014 8:19 PM

    Wait for the malignant lgbt lawyers get their lawsuits filed.

  130. brazzz01 says: Aug 30, 2014 8:21 PM

    Not surprised. At this point in time he is practice squad material.

    The NFL doesn’t owe him or anyone else a thing. Like anyone on a practice roster if he works really hard and keeps his head down we’ll see him again soon.

  131. fubar5150 says: Aug 30, 2014 8:21 PM

    Finally

  132. magicmtndan says: Aug 30, 2014 8:23 PM

    The news media is falling all over themselves with stories about Sam and “what’s next for him?” etc.

    Here’s what’s next: a short career on the bench. He’s mediocre and doesn’t play special teams. That’s a recipe for having a very short career.

    But it’s OK, he’ll get his own reality show backed by Oprah and he’ll make the rounds on the network TV channels talking about his “Jackie Robinson-like” life where he broke the “openly gay player barrier” in the NFL.

  133. magicmtndan says: Aug 30, 2014 8:25 PM

    wisconsinhillfolk says:
    Aug 30, 2014 8:10 PM
    George Bush Junior has the blood of thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis on his hands. I hope he hears their screams in his sleep.

    FYI: He’s not a “junior”

    And Obama has the blood of thousands of Iraqis who have been beheaded, crucified, tortured, raped, and massacred by ISIS.

    He can’t hear their screams on the golf course.

  134. ivanpavlov0000 says: Aug 30, 2014 8:44 PM

    Apparently sacking Johnny Manziel wasn’t enough.

    Michael Sam made some plays in the preseason. At the end of the day he was let go because he wasn’t playing well on special teams. I think if he goes to the CFL, he’ll be a starter.

    And it’s amazing how many of you are so afraid of this guy and so defensive when his name is mentioned.

    When Joe Gilliam started at QB for Pittsburgh, the media reaction was similar (but not quite as intense because it was pre-Internet). And I’m guessing the same people who hate Michael Sam (just because …) come from families where people hated Joe Gilliam just because.

  135. honalulublue says: Aug 30, 2014 8:45 PM

    Still on the front page. This ain’t funny anymore! I much prefer Tebow stories.

  136. realskipbayless says: Aug 30, 2014 8:50 PM

    wisconsinhillfolk says:
    Aug 30, 2014 8:10 PM
    George Bush Junior has the blood of thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis on his hands. I hope he hears their screams in his sleep

    ? I think you are on the wrong page homes.

  137. wisconsinhillfolk says: Aug 30, 2014 8:53 PM

    Defending the guy (Junior) who started the carnage based on a lie is beneath contempt.

  138. crappygovernment says: Aug 30, 2014 9:03 PM

    Tebow = Western Civilization

  139. shakespeare22 says: Aug 30, 2014 9:12 PM

    Jonathon Martin was heard pounding on the table at Niners headquarters yelling at the coaches – we have to get this guy…now!

  140. vicnocal says: Aug 30, 2014 9:38 PM

    This won’t help his FABULOUSNESS rating in Madden 2015.

  141. nyneal says: Aug 30, 2014 9:43 PM

    Pharmaherb — I appreciate your rational commentary as a gay man. You are 100% correct. Sam got cut because he wasn’t good enough to make the Rams, who have a very good defensive line already.
    It is well to remember that Sam isn’t the first gay man to play or try to play in the NFL and he certainly won’t be the last.
    I hope if he gets picked up by another team, all this media hysteria about him will go away.
    The bottom line is, a lot of players — young and old — had their dreams shattered or cut short today. Sam is not alone in that and shouldn’t be viewed any different than the rest of them.

  142. wnstonchill says: Aug 30, 2014 9:44 PM

    Here’s a media firestorm to ponder; Michael Sam to the REDSKINS !!
    Maybe the lib’s will be so focused on Sam, that they’ll forget all about their “mountain out of a mole hill” agenda.

  143. SpeakPhilly says: Aug 30, 2014 9:48 PM

    Cue the lawyers…just a matter of time before he files a lawsuit against the Rams and the NFL. I was quite amused at the media falling all over themselves acting like this guy was the second coming of Lawrence Taylor. Just because you were good in college doesn’t mean you will be good in the pros. Time to put this circus to bed. Nothing to see here.

  144. sb139422 says: Aug 30, 2014 9:57 PM

    And here come the lawsuits…

  145. drudema says: Aug 30, 2014 9:59 PM

    The Dolphins will pick him up. We could use him. We could use a lot of people. But the idiots in charge will overreact and take him as a P.R. stunt to show the world how much this team has evolved. It would be interesting to watch the 1st interaction he has in the locker room with the man-child-idiot supreme Pouncey.

  146. eviltwin007 says: Aug 30, 2014 10:23 PM

    I find it laughable that some of you on here are saying he had a great preseason. You do realize he was playing against 2nd and 3rd string players. While he did have 3 sacks, I still didn’t think he stood a chance with the defensive line that the Rams have. Maybe he will get picked up by some other team or get picked up for the Rams practice squad. Good luck to him!

  147. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Aug 30, 2014 11:52 PM

    Michael wilbon is still sceptical

  148. lgwelsh1 says: Aug 31, 2014 12:51 AM

    He had his chance, it was fair competition. He just wasn’t good enough to make the roster at this time.

  149. beanocook says: Aug 31, 2014 3:18 AM

    Richie Incognito will straighten him out

  150. wnstonchill says: Aug 31, 2014 9:33 AM

    He’ll be a Packer.

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