Michael Sam might not be without an NFL team for long. The Dallas Cowboys plan to bring in Sam, the first openly gay player ever to be drafted into the NFL, for a physical on Wednesday with the intention of signing him to their practice squad, according to multiple reports.
To be clear, Dallas would like to sign Michael Sam to practice squad, not active roster. First things first. Physical Wednesday.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 2, 2014
Michael Sam flies in to Dallas tonight, source says. He’ll take a physical. If he passes, he will join their practice squad.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 2, 2014
But after a preseason in which Sam recorded 11 tackles and three sacks, the first-team All-American defensive lineman from the University of Missouri and 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year did not make the Rams' final 53-man roster last week. He also failed to make the Rams' 10-man practice squad. After going unclaimed on waivers by the 31 other teams, Sam became a free agent.