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No NFL Team Claims Michael Sam After Rams Cut Him

UPDATE: Rams don't sign Sam to their practice squad, but a team in the Canadian Football League is reportedly now interested.

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Once the Rams dropped Sam from their final roster, he was on "waivers," meaning that other NFL teams had until noon today to take him. Based on last year's win-loss record, the worst team in the league had the first chance to pick him up, and the best team had the last chance.

Still, Sam can sign to the practice squad for any NFL team — and the Rams are expected to sign him to their 10-man practice unit, according to league sources cited by ESPN.

Michael Sam has not been told of any teams that claimed him on waivers. Appears he went unclaimed. Now free to sign with a practice squad.

Adam Schefter@AdamSchefter

Michael Sam has not been told of any teams that claimed him on waivers. Appears he went unclaimed. Now free to sign with a practice squad.

12:03 PM - 31 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Update — Sept. 1, 4:08 p.m. ET: Michael Sam is not a part of the St. Louis Rams' 10-player practice squad. The club made an announcement this afternoon, naming its practice squad roster. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network said the Montreal Alouettes are interested in signing Sam, potentially sending him to the Canadian Football League.

By the way, the @MTLAlouettes of the #CFL own the rights to DE Michael Sam. They have reached out to him, no word yet though.

Ian Rapoport@RapSheet

By the way, the @MTLAlouettes of the #CFL own the rights to DE Michael Sam. They have reached out to him, no word yet though.

3:52 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We will continue to update this post as the situation develops.

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