Ever since being drafted in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams, defensive end Michael Sam was unable to make the Rams’ roster due to a stacked defensive line.
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He was subsequently released before trying out for the Dallas Cowboys and briefly making the practice squad before being cut again.
Sam has not received any football opportunities since, and his inability to break five seconds in the 40-yard dash at the Veteran Combine hurt his stock.
However, he said that he is willing to play in the Canadian Football League. This may just the boost that Sam needs to revive his football career, and the potential is there as he won SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2013.
Despite his ability on the field, Sam is mostly known for being the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team.
He remains confident that he will find a football job, whether it’s still in the NFL or it involves moving to another league.
Pro Football Talk gave the latest update on Sam on Twitter.
Michael Sam won’t rule out playing in the CFL, after today’s NFL veteran combine http://t.co/LsfdarMjL9
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 22, 2015