For the second time this year (two months to be exact), Michael Sam is without a NFL home.
The Dallas Cowboys just parted ways with the league’s first openly gay player after they signed him to their practice squad at the beginning of September.
Via Bleacher Report:
On Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys released the rookie defensive lineman from their practice squad. According to Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com, the Cowboys waived Sam to sign linebacker Troy Davis, a second-year pro from Central Florida.
As Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com noted, Sam’s journey to the NFL has hit a snag, but it’s hardly the end of the road for him:
Plenty of NFL veterans have been cut multiple times, so there’s no reason to think this is the end of the road for Sam. It will be interesting, however, to see if Sam can land on a practice squad during this season. If not, there will likely be a spot for him when rosters expand again in the offseason.
The Cowboys signed him to their practice squad prior to Week 1 of the regular season, but he never made it into an NFL game.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently stated that Sam’s sexuality is “a dead issue” but didn’t give off any indicator that he was in the process of sending the janitorial staff down to clean out the man’s locker.
Still, Sam isn’t holding any grudges and he’s thanked the entire Cowboys’ organization for the opportunity to get closer to making history in a NFL game.
Hit the flip to see his responses in full.