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Three players in the NFL had more sacks than Michael Sam this preseason. For that reason alone, it's hard to believe he remains unemployed in a league that's constantly looking for players with ability to rush the passer. His performance this preseason with the St. Louis Rams -- who cut him Saturday -- would seem to make him worthy of at least a spot on some team's practi…

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell laughed in amazement. For the first time in as long as he can remember, a prospect's sexual orientation is an issue at the NFL scouting combine. University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam announced to the world he's gay. He would be the NFL's first openly gay active player. "I guess it's a bigger …

INDIANAPOLIS -- Doug Marrone expressed confidence Michael Sam would be comfortable with the Buffalo Bills and vice versa. Sam, a defensive end from the University of Missouri, recently revealed he's homosexual. He would be the NFL's first openly gay active player. Marrone called Sam "courageous." Sam is the reining Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year, b…

New defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz suggested he would all but ignore Michael Sam's sexuality if the openly gay lineman joined the Buffalo Bills. Schwartz was a guest on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville. He remains popular there. He was on the Tennessee Titans' staff from 1999 (the Music City Miracle season) through 2008, rising to defensive coordinator before the Detroit L…

Michael Sam eclipsed the Olympics. Sam, the University of Missouri defensive end, captured the sports world's attention tonight by announcing he's gay. As a player projected to be drafted in May, Sam would become the first active, openly gay NFL player. Sam's announcement will be viewed as a social and cultural milepost, one the NFL community expected to encounter at som…