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Monday, October 24, 2016

Michael Sam likely to make Rams roster?

Michael Sam RamsEver since Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the 7th round, the big question has been whether he would make the team.

Getting drafted by an NFL team was historic, but we’re still a ways from Sam becoming the first openly gay player to play in the league. Still, it looks like Sam may make the 53-man roster.

SI NFL reporter Peter King is covering the Rams’ training camp this week and sent these tweets Tuesday about Sam’s likelihood of making the roster:

This is along the same lines as what Rams reporter Nick Wagoner projected last month. As Wagoner noted, the Rams typically keep 9 defensive linemen on the roster. He thinks Sam will be the 9th.

Keep in mind that Sam will have plenty of competition for the final spot. Sam also has lost weight with the intent of becoming a special teams contributor, which could help increase his chances of making the team. If he does make the team, the next step would actually be making a play in a regular-season game.

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