ESPN First Take’s Stephen A. Smith has reported that league officials contacted multiple teams asking if they had evaluated Sam as a practice player. He goes on to say that the league needed to show their support of Michael Sam in an effort to recognize the movement they’re gearing for.
“According to sources I have in the NFL, the league did call a few teams. They did want teams to take Michael Sam because obviously we see what kind of movement they’re gearing for, and what they’re support of Michael Sam, who we all know, came out, acknowledged he was gay before the draft and ultimately something Roger Goodell and the NFL supports and they want their teams to support. But other teams weren’t too receptive to taking him on once the St. Louis Rams cut him,” reported the ESPN talking head.