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Michael Sam announcement

UPDATE: Dallas Cowboys release Michael Sam

Former Missouri football player Michael Sam, who was signed to the Dallas practice squad on Sept. 3, was released Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

UPDATED: Michael Sam joins Dallas Cowboys practice team

The Dallas Cowboys announced at a press conference Wednesday morning the addition of Michael Sam to the team's 10-man practice squad.

Michael Sam left off Rams' practice squad

NFL opportunities are dwindling for Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the league.

Missouri fans, Twitter weigh in on Rams cutting Michael Sam

Rams' roster move surprises fans in Columbia, while Twitter offers Michael Sam encouragement. 

ESPY Awards recognize Michael Sam with Arthur Ashe Courage Award

In his acceptance speech, Michael Sam thanked Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel for serving as a mentor to him. He thanked the entire Mizzou family and said, "you will always be home."

Michael Sam a regular rookie for the Rams

Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam says his new Rams teammates "respect me as a human being and as a football player."

Wade Davis, former NFL player, works with Rams and others on gay rights

The head of an advocacy group for gay and lesbian athletes said he spent a full day this week helping the St. Louis Rams prepare for the arrival of Michael Sam, who hopes to become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

Michael Sam ready to get back to football

Days after becoming the first openly gay player selected in the NFL draft, former Mizzou standout and St. Louis Rams' seventh-round pick Michael Sam was formally introduced during a Rams' press conference.

Sam finds comfortable landing spot in St. Louis

Sam was picked by St. Louis near the end of the seventh round Saturday, with the 248th overall pick. He will try to become the NFL's first publicly gay player when in the Rams' training camp.

 

UPDATE: Michael Sam selected by St. Louis Rams, becomes first openly gay player drafted

St. Louis made the Missouri defensive end the first openly gay player to be drafted to the NFL.

Michael Sam wins Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Michael Sam, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, announced earlier this year that he is gay, making him set to become the first openly gay player in the NFL. ESPN is honoring Sam for "his courage and honesty that resonates beyond sports."

Column: Long on guts, all Michael Sam needs is a fair shot

With a looming draft, Michael Sam needs the opportunity to showcase his skills in order for his drama-filled journey to finally reach the NFL.

Michael Sam's sexuality won't matter, NFL Hall of Famers say

If Michael Sam is drafted in the NFL, the Missouri defensive end will be judged strictly on whether he can play and whether he can help his team win. Everything else will be trivial.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A public note of thanks from Michael Sam

Michael Sam, a defensive end for Missouri, asked that this letter be published today, when he and other NFL prospects will be working out during the school's pro day.

Hamstring doesn't hamper Michael Sam's Pro Day

Recent Missouri graduate Michael Sam suffered a hamstring injury during Pro Day on Thursday at the Devine Practice Facility.

NFL Draft analysts evaluate Michael Sam's combine

Sam ran a 4.91-second 40-yard dash, 18th among 40 defensive linemen. He bench pressed 225 pounds 17 times, tied for worst at his position. Sam will be looking to improve his numbers when Missouri holds its Pro Day on March 20.

The rundown of the runaround: Michael Sam's senior season sacks

Michael Sam produced 11.5 sacks as a senior. Here's the low-down on each one.

Nets' Collins becomes NBA's 1st openly gay player

The 35-year-old center revealed at the end of last season he is gay, but he was a free agent and had remained unsigned.

Missouri football's Michael Sam needs no introduction at NFL Combine

Michael Sam made his first press conference appearance at the NFL combine in Indianapolis on Saturday and tried to steer the conversation away from the much-publicized story of his sexuality.

Michael Sam's new agents are 'willing to hustle'

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam signed with Empire Athletes, a California-based sports agency, Feb. 7. But it wasn't the first agency he signed with.


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Cowboys cut Michael Sam [Photo]

Dallas Cowboys punter Chris Jones, No. 6, is congratulated by practice squad teammate Michael Sam after overtime in an NFL game against the Houston Texans on Oct. 5 in Arlington, Texas. Dallas released Sam from the practice squad Tuesday afternoon.
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