Michael Sam thanks Rams on Twitter for 'tremendous opportunity'

Saturday August 30th, 2014

The Rams cut defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday, but Sam thanked the organization on his Twitter account.

Final NFL roster cuts: Track all 32 as they finalize 53-man rosters

Sam, who appeared on the field at his alma mater Missouri's season-opener against South Dakota State on Saturday, is trying to become the first openly gay player to make a 53-man roster in the NFL.

The 24-year-old, who was a seventh-round draft pick, had three sacks and 11 tackles in four preseason games for St. Louis.

- Chris Mascaro

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