**UPDATE** The St. Louis Rams released the seventh-round draft pick on Saturday, the team announced. The defensive end was one of the front office’s final cuts as the Rams trimmed their roster down to the 53-man limit ahead of Saturday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline. source

Today is NFL final-cut day, a nail biter for all those players on the fence of obscurity. Saturday’s brutal but necessary step also puts Michael Sam, the first openly gay player, on the chopping block.



Sam, 24, a defensive end from Texas, is on the bubble, fighting for a dwindling number of open spots with the St. Louis Rams, who drafted him out of the University of Missouri in May. source