Michael Sam runs 5.1, 5.07 at NFL veteran combine

Former St. Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys defensive end Michael Sam tried out for NFL teams today at the inaugural veteran combine. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.1 and 5.07 seconds today, slower than his 4.91 at the NFL scouting combine a year ago. Sam didn't talk to scouts, but did talk to reporters. "As long as I still have that will, as long as I'm still healthy and can play this game, you will continue to see me fighting to get in this league," Sam said. Sam is a former Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He was cut from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad in October. Sam was the first openly gay player in NFL history when he was drafted by the Rams in the seventh round last year "I am very confident that I will be playing football this year somewhere," Sam said. "So we'll leave that at that." How about the Canadian Football League? "If that's an opportunity, then I will take it," Sam said. 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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