On Saturday, the St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam.
According to ESPN, Sam did not make the 53-man roster but is still a candidate for the practice squad. Sam “officially hit waivers Saturday at 4 p.m. ET when all NFL teams had to trim their rosters down to the league-mandated 53 players. From there, the other 31 teams will have 24 hours to put in a claim for Sam.”
ESPN reported that “the Rams would like to bring Sam back to their 10-man practice squad” if he is not claimed.
Sam, who was seen as not big enough to be on the line and not quick enough to be a linebacker, underperformed at the combine and was drafted in the seventh round of the draft, becoming the first openly gay player to be drafted. Ethan Westbrooks, an undrafted free agent, beat out Sam to make it on the 53-man roster.