The Rams cut defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday, but Sam thanked the organization on his Twitter account.
I want to thank the entire Rams organization and the city of St. Louis for giving me this tremendous opportunity and allowing me to (1/2)— Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) August 30, 2014
show I can play at this level. I look forward to continuing to build on the progress I made here toward a long and successful career (2/2)— Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) August 30, 2014
The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy, this is a lesson I've always known. The journey continues.— Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) August 30, 2014
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