Michael Sam joins CFL's Alouettes on two-year deal

Former St. Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys defensive end Michael Sam has joined the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League on a two-year contract, according to his agent, Joe Barkett. Sam signed a standard contract with a team option for 2016. He'll make above the standard rookie rate, due a $100,000 salary for this year and $150,000 in 2016. Sam was with the Cowboys' practice squad after being released by the Rams. Sam was the first openly gay active player in NFL history. Sam is a former Southeastern Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year from Missouri. “Very excited and proud to be joining @MTLAlouettes!" Sam wrote on Twitter. "Cannot wait to get back on the field and bring a Grey Cup to #Montreal!" Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
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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