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  • Rams leave Michael Sam off practice squad ... so what's next for him?

    Eric Edholm at Shutdown Corner55 mins ago

    The St. Louis Rams named the 10 players they signed to their practice squad. Michael Sam was not one of them.

    The team made Sam one of its final cuts on Saturday and met with him the following day, but it apparently doesn't have interest at this time in signing Sam.

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    Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Sam's release Saturday was for "football reasons" and had cited the team's injuries on the offensive line and secondary as reasons why the team was concerned about its depth at other spots and couldn't keep more than 10 defensive linemen on the roster.

    But not on the practice squad either?

    Sam was unclaimed by the other 31 NFL teams and remains a free agent, with no teams offering a practice squad spot — despite those rosters increasing this season from eight to 10 players per team — with nearly every slot around the league believed to be filled.

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