Transcript for St. Louis Rams Cut 1st Openly Gay Draftee
Now to the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, Michael Sam, cut by the St. Louis rams yesterday. What are the chances he'll land with another team? Reporter: Good morning to you, Paula. The former mizzou star didn't make the final roster. The right now, the first openly gay player selected in the NFL draft faces the the challenge of finding a new football home. This morning, Michael Sam's future is uncertain after being released from the St. Louis Ra rams. Mike played well. He has the ability to play some place. It's got to be the right place. It's got the be a fit. Reporter: The defensive lineman receiving the bad news Friday night. Sam was released by the rams. Reporter: And then enjoying his alma mater's first game of the season on Saturday. He made football history as the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. It's amazing to think by what just doing what we can, we can all touch, change, and even save lives. Reporter: Sam cut, despite fwarnerring a team best six tackles against the Miami dolphins third. The coach says this decision is based solely on football. There was no distraction. I was pulling for him. It didn't work out. It just didn't work out. Ethan Westbrooks, a lineman a little more versatile. It was a tough call. Reporter: Overnight, Sam taking the setback if stride, saying in a series of tweets, I want to thank the entire rams organization and the city of St. Louis for giving me this tremendous opportunity. Adding the most worth Chile things in life rarely come easy. This is a lesson I have always known. The journey continues. A fighter on and off the field, telling robin Roberts he thoepd be an inspiration to other gave ga athletes. Think I can be a beacon for those people. Hay, I can be comfortable in my own skin and be like Michael Sam. Reporter: Sam always knew this was a possibility. More than 20 players could be cut by the end of preseason for all teams. Now this morning, 31 other teams have until noon today to put in claim for Sam. If unclaimed, he could join a practice squad. This is not uncommon. Just because you're drafted doesn't mean you'll make the team out of camp.
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