Michael Sam Has a Spot in History, if Not With the Rams

The St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam on Saturday, after making him the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team back in May. Sam could…

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted in the NFL, was cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday. Sam was one of the Rams' last cuts before the NFL season begins this week. He's now a free agent who will pass through waivers, which means

St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam (96) looks up at the scoreboard from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Miami Dolphins, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Miami Gardens, 

UPDATE 5:51 p.m. ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says he was in Michael Sam's corner from the start and that having the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team was no distraction at all in training 

"It was a football decision and it was no different than any other decision that we make," Fisher said after Sam's cut was announced. "It was a football decision back in May to draft Mike. And once again, it's been all about football. I will tell you