Michael Sam cut by Rams, Champ Bailey cut by Saints

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Michael Sam’s NFL future is not in St. Louis.

On Saturday the Rams cut the first openly gay player to appear in an NFL game as they pushed their roster down to 53-players.

Sam, 24, was reportedly facing an uphill battle for a roster spot as the Rams were loaded at the defensive lineman position.

In preseason action Sam with credited with five tackles, three sacks, two QB pressures and one QB hit on 80 snaps. He also saw time on special teams. The Rams could attempt to place him on their practice squad but first the other 31 teams in the NFL will have a chance to add Sam.

Saints cut Champ Bailey

A few years ago Champ Bailey was the best corner in the NFL. Today he is a free agent after the New Orleans Saints dumped the 36-year-old.

The Saints will go with rookie Brian Dixon at corner leaving Bailey off the roster.

Bailey appeared in just five games last season while dealing with a foot injury. While Bailey is at the end of his playing days their figures to be a phone call or two from teams interested in him.

Bills cut Tuel

Jeff Tuel beat out Thad Lewis for the backup quarterback job in Buffalo only to see the Bills add other options at the last moment. While Jordan Palmer fizzled in th Bills preseason finale, the team was not done adding Kyle Orton on Friday night.

A second-year player out of Washington State, the Bills could choose to place Tuel on their practice squad.