Michael Sam clears waivers

Michael Sam cleared waivers today.

The St. Louis Rams cut the rookie defensive end on Saturday.

He recorded three sacks, but was edged out by Ethan Westbrooks.

Sam is looking to become the first openly gay player on an NFL roster.

The former Missouri All-American and Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year is eligible to join the practice squad.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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