For the second time in time in two months, Michael Sam has been let go by an NFL team. On Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys decided to waive the rookie defensive end from their practice squad in order to sign linebacker Troy Davis.
Sam, who became the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL, was cut by the St.Louis Rams in final cuts before signing with the Cowboys on September 3rd.
While many may feel angry towards the team that released him, Sam would prove to stay classy and gave his gratitude to the Cowboys for the opportunity.
I want to thank the Jones family and the entire Cowboys organization for this opportunity, as well as my friends, family, teammates, (1/3)— Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) October 21, 2014
and fans for their support. While this is disappointing, I will take the lessons I learned here in Dallas and continue to fight for an (2/3)— Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) October 21, 2014
opportunity to prove that I can play every Sunday. (3/3)— Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) October 21, 2014
Davis, has spent last season with the New York Jets, making his NFL debut in week 8. He would finish the season with five tackles.