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Michael Sam: Twitter mixed after Rams cut pass rusher

Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL football player, was cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday. Twitter reaction was swift and mixed. Here's a sample.

Swift reaction as rookies fails to make 53-man roster

Former Rams defensive end Michael Sam reportedly is set to join the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. He became a free agent on the weekend after clearing waivers with St. Louis. There was also talk the CFL's Montreal Alouettes might pursue the NFL's first openly gay player. (Scott Kane/Associated Press)

Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL football player, was cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday.

The rookie pass rusher had a productive pre-season, registering 11 tackles and three sacks. But it wasn’t enough to make the Rams’ final 53-man roster.

Reaction on Twitter was swift and mixed.

Here’s a sample:

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