Michael Sam, the NFL’s First Openly Gay Player, Released from Dallas Cowboys Practice Squad

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Michael Sam has yet another setback. The Dallas Cowboys waived the rookie end off their practice squad Tuesday and signed linebacker Troy Davis. Michael Sam is the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

He was also waived in the final round of cuts by the St. Louis Rams in August and was available for several days before the Cowboys picked him up. If anyone is keeping track, Sam was waived from two NFL team’s just a few months apart. Obviously, this got people talking as to what the real reason behind the might cuts have been.

Sam, like a true gentleman,  took to Twitter soon after the report broke to thank the Cowboys for the opportunity:

According to the Bleacher ReportGregg Rosenthal of NFL.com noted, Sam’s journey to the NFL has hit a snag, but it’s hardly the end of the road for him:

“Plenty of NFL veterans have been cut multiple times, so there’s no reason to think this is the end of the road for Sam. It will be interesting, however, to see if Sam can land on a practice squad during this season. If not, there will likely be a spot for him when rosters expand again in the offseason.

Sam’s groundbreaking role in the NFL is unique, but his path as a professional player is not. His high profile is putting a spotlight on what so many players go through as they pursue their dreams.”

[via USA Today]

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