Sam clears waivers, meets with Fisher

Sam clears waivers, meets with Fisher

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COLUMBIA , MO - AUGUST 30: Former Missouri Tiger Michael Sam attends a game between the Missouri Tigers and South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Memorial Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Columbia, Missouri. The St. Louis Rams announced today they were releasing Sam on the final day of cuts. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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by R.B. FALLSTROM, AP

KMOV.com

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 1 at 7:24 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher, a few hours after clearing waivers.

Sam arrived at Rams Park via through the media entrance Sunday afternoon still looking right at home clad in T-shirt, shorts and flip flips. He shook hands with two reporters and accepted well wishes but declined further comment before heading upstairs to see the coach who wasn’t afraid to add the first openly gay player to the roster.

All 21 players released Saturday cleared waivers. Sam’s future was a major topic on Twitter, some of it vitriol, some reasoned.

The Rams appeared unlikely to re-sign Sam to the 10-player practice squad because the defensive line is their strongest unit and they need help elsewhere.

The meeting with Sam meeting was postponed a day so he could attend Missouri’s opening victory over South Dakota State.

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