Michael Sam sacked Johnny Manziel on Saturday night, and flashed the money sign. Though there were stories about it everywhere, it also didn’t especially set the world on fire. Other than that, and Tony Dungy creating a distraction by saying the Rams rookie would be one, we haven’t heard much about Sam since he pulled out of the reality show.
Peter King, who has a direct line on Jeff Fisher, opines that the Rams would risk losing Sam to another team if they put him on the practice squad instead of the 53-man roster:
Though circumstances — the reality show, and the apparent quickness boost — have changed, this represents a major about-face in tone from King and his publication. King was sharply critical of Sam as a “seventh-round reality star,” while, before the draft, the MMQB’s Greg Bedard wrote that Sam was “decidedly average, with nothing exceptional about his game.” (To say nothing of what SI relayed from anonymous scouts after Sam announced he was gay.)
This all remains fascinating to monitor.
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