Michael Sam Set To Sign NFL Contract With The Dallas Cowboys

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Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL, may be ready to sign a contract with the Dallas Cowboys, according to multiple reports on Tuesday.

According to Buzzfeed:

Sam will be brought to Dallas for a physical on Wednesday and then likely assigned to the Cowboys’ practice squad, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Cyd Zeigler of OutSports.

Sam was cut by the St. Louis Rams, the team that drafted him, on Saturday afternoon and was passed over by the remaining 31 NFL teams over the weekend. He became a free agent when no team signed him to its practice squad.

That came as a surprise after a preseason where Sam finished among team leaders in sacks, tackles, and snaps. It was largely assumed Sam would be scooped up by another team or signed to a practice squad.