jeff fisher rams 2014The St. Louis Rams made headlines on Saturday when they selected Michael Sam in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft, making him the first openly gay football player in the league.  Now Sam is going to have to get to work this offseason as he tries to make the Rams roster. If he is unable to, head coach Jeff Fisher says he won't be hesitant to cut the former SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

[W]e picked him within the process and we’re going to reduce this roster within the process,” Fisher said of Sam. “So I don’t see that being an issue.”

Seventh round picks can usually be seen cut by the teams that drafted him. It will be a lot tougher for Sam to make the team particularly, considering the deep talent and depth of the Rams defensive line.

“[I]t’s going to be very competitive for him, as it will be for some of the other guys, the later picks, because of the depth and the talent level at the position,” Fisher said. “He’s going to have to come in, and like the rest of his new teammates, these rookies, they’re not in shape. Not in the condition our veterans are in. He’s going to have to work to get in great shape and we’ll blend him in the offseason program and we’ll go.”

Best of luck to Sam.


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