Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL when the St. Louis Rams picked him in the seventh round of this year's draft, was not among the 10 players the team waived on Monday.
The Rams, who now count 79 players, have until tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET to cut four more players in compliance with the NFL roster size limit.
Michael Sam bails out fan who promised drinks for sack of Johnny Manziel
Sam, 24, has compiled three sacks and five tackles over three preseason games, including two takedowns of Cleveland rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel in Saturday's 33-14 win over Cleveland.
In his final season at Missouri, Sam recorded 11.5 sacks and was named the SEC's defensive player of the year.
Sam is still fighting for roster spot after sacking Manziel
On Monday's SI Now, The MMQB editor-in-chief Peter King says Johnny Manziel will have a more immediate impact in the NFL than Michael Sam will because Sam is still fighting for a roster spot.
- Chris Johnson