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Report: Teams afraid of media attention that comes with Michael Sam

According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report,  NFL teams want to sign Michael Sam, but are afraid of the media attention that comes along with him. GM tells me: "Teams want to sign Michael Sam but fear the media attention." To me, that's cowardice. But that's just me. — mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) September 1, 2014 This is silly.  It didn’t seem like Sam...
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Report: Sam clears waivers, can join an NFL practice squad

ST. LOUIS — Michael Sam was probably never an ideal fit with the St. Louis Rams and it had absolutely nothing to do with his sexual orientation. They’re just too well-stocked at defensive end, Sam’s position. Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with coach Jeff Fisher Sunday, a few hours after clearing waivers. He shook hands with two reporters and accepted well...
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NFL 53-man cutdown update: St. Louis Rams

As of Sunday 8/31 8AM ET, Per NFL transaction wire, All teams down to 53 by Saturday 8/30 4PM. Players released: DE Michael Sam WR Emory Blake G Travis Bond DE Kourtnei Brown S Christian Bryant DT Matt Conrath S Avery Cunningham WR Austin Franklin QB Garrett Gilbert DT Deantre Harlan LB Aaron Hill T Sean Hooey DB Greg Reid LB Etienne...
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Rams' Sam doesn't survive final cut

All eyes were on the St. Louis Rams and whether the team would decide to keep defensive end and the first openly gay NFL player Michael Sam on the roster past the 53-man cut. Sam survived the first two roster cuts, only to be released by the team late Saturday before the 4 PM deadline. “The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy, this is a lesson I’ve always known...
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Michael Sam on being cut by Rams: “The journey continues.”

Former St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL, isn’t giving up on his dream of playing in the NFL despite being cut. “The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy, this is a lesson I've always known,” Sam tweeted. “The journey continues.”
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Report: Rams Part Ways With NFL's First Openly Gay Player

The St. Louis Rams have reportedly released rookie defensive end Michael Sam. No history yet…Rams released DE Michael Sam. Prime practice-squad candidate. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2014 Photo Credit: NFL Network’s Mike Silver, who has close ties to Rams coach Jeff Fisher, noted on Friday that he didn’t expect Sam to make the team’s final...
Via Gridiron Grit
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Rams release Michael Sam

In what has to be considered surprising move, the St. Louis Rams have released rookie seventh-round pick Michael Sam. The Missouri product made news by publicly announcing that he was gay leading up to the NFL draft this past May.  No history yet…Rams released DE Michael Sam. Prime practice-squad candidate. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2014 The talented sack artist...
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Rams Expected To Consider Bringing In QB Terrelle Pryor

  Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports that the Rams will take a look at recently released QB Terrelle Pryor as a potential backup option. Wagoner adds that this doesn’t mean they’ll claim or sign him to a contract, but they are at least expected to evaluate and discuss the idea. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wondered last night if the Rams could be an option for Pryor now...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams cut 17 players not named Sam

The Michael Sam reality show is still rolling… at least as of Saturday morning. The St. Louis Rams trimmed down their roster by cutting 17 players on Friday, but Sam made the cut once again. Teams are required to get down to the 53-man limit by 4 p.m. ET Saturday. That makes 5 more cuts to make for the Rams. In case anyone’s wondering, here’s a few player’s not named Sam...
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2 days ago  |  1 Comment

Rams begin making roster cuts; The Quest to 53

Today the St. Louis Rams began making roster cuts according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Dispatch. @jthom1: And the cuts begin at Rams Park. Rams to release S Avery Cunningham. Team’s need to get to 53 man deadline before 4:00pm tomorrow. The post Rams begin making roster cuts; The Quest to 53 appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Why the St. Louis Rams can win with Shaun Hill at quarterback

For the second straight season, St Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has torn the ACL in his left knee, leaving the team’s fan base dejected and feeling like they are about to embark on a lost season. Well Chicken Little, the sky is not falling on the Rams season, but instead they are poised to play competitive, winning football, regardless of the change under center. Historically...
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Thursday web roundup: St. Louis Rams

St. Louis Rams vs. Miami Dolphins: Rams Week 4 Game Preview ► St. Louis Rams coach oversteps in criticism of ESPN ► The whole world knows that ESPN looked silly yesterday when reporter Josina Anderson issued details on the shower choreography of the St. Louis Rams, a team whose roster the openly gay defensive lineman ...... Rams don't need to jump at trade to replace...
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St Louis Rams’ Roster: The projected 53-man team

Quarterbacks (2) Shaun Hill Austin Davis The Rams kept just two at the position last season, and Garrett Gilbert has not shown that he is NFL ready at this time. Austin Davis should not unpack his bags just yet because if a more experienced player at the position becomes available, the Rams could make a move here. Running Backs (5) Zac Stacy Benny Cunningham Tre Mason Chase Reynolds...
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Sam Bradford’s injury to hurt Rams; help Zac Stacy?

Things were looking good for Sam Bradford heading into the season. The Rams QB had a solid start to 2013 before succumbing to an ACL injury and many (myself among them) believed that he was ready to make an impact this year. Of course, with 2014 cut short with yet another ACL his season is wiped out before it began and his St. Louis career presumably disappears along with it. It...
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Here’s how St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill compare to Clemens and Bradford

It’s perfectly OK if you’re still in mourning. After quarterback Sam Bradford re-tore his left ACL in the first quarter of the Rams’ preseason game against the Browns last Saturday, the promises that come with a new season, an offensive revival, and just maybe breaking that .500 win barrier look a bit flushed. However, the show must still go on in Bradford’s absence, and...
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