Michael Sam’s quest to play in the NFL certainly isn’t over, though it appears it will take a detour through Canada for a while, as the defensive end has signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.
— CFL (@CFL) May 22, 2015
After being drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 2014, Sam was cut at the end of preseason and spent some of the 2014 season on the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad before being released in late October. The most recent development in his mission to get on an NFL roster was taking part in the first NFL veterans combine this spring, where his showing was not particularly good.
While it’s unfortunate that Sam had yet to break through and play in an NFL regular season game, at least playing in the CFL will give him exposure on the field during meaningful games, where his production will mean more than whether he looks good doing stuff like running the 40.
(Via Montreal Alouettes)