Two days after being cut from the Rams' final 53-man roster for
the 2014 regular season, and a day after going unclaimed on wavers
by any other NFL team, Sam was still on the outside looking in.
The 6-feet-2 (1.88 m), 260-pound (118 kg) former University of
Missouri standout became the first openly gay player to be selected
in an NFL Draft when he was taken in the seventh round by the Rams
But despite his success at Missouri, talent evaluators have said he
might struggle in the NFL, perhaps too small to play regularly on
the defensive line and not athletic enough to play in space as a
Of the 10 players signed up by the Rams on Monday for their practice
squad, eight had been members of their preseason squad before being
cut in final roster moves.
The other two were linebacker Denicos Allen, who spent the preseason
with the Carolina Panthers, and fellow linebacker Kevin Reddick, who
signed with the New Orleans Saints last year as an undrafted free
(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Gene
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