With the NFL season just days away the big news involves one player who will not actually feature in the league on opening weekend.
Michael Sam’s quest to become the first openly gay player in the NFL has been put on hold after the Defensive End was cut by the Saint Louis Rams this weekend.
After announcing his sexuality in the run up to the draft many have followed his progress closely in recent months as the former SEC Defensive player of the year bids to make history.
But despite an impressive preseason with the Rams in which he recorded three sacks in total, Sam fell victim to the franchise’s strong depth in his position as the 53-man roster was confirmed.
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Even after this set back, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is confident Sam will play in the NFL, telling the media that the former Missouri man has the ability and talent required.
Michael Sam himself took to twitter in the aftermath of the decision to highlight his determination to fulfil his dream of playing pro football.
After clearing wavers Sam will now be hoping that an NFL team picks him up during the regular-season.