It's not clear why the out athlete is suddenly no longer affiliated with the Montreal Alouettes, at least for now.
The 25-year-old defensive end will suit up for a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes starting next month.
As Michael Sam looks for another opportunity to join the NFL, he also will compete in season 20 of Dancing With The Stars.
Was Pope Francis in on it?
The NFL free agent and his college sweetheart reportedly got engaged in Italy on Sam's 25th birthday.
'I do so like to kiss a man! Thank you! Thank you, Michael Sam!'
Sam wouldn't get specific on the number of closeted gay players except to say "very few" contacted him.
Sam tells a story of resilience in the face of disappointment as part of a video campaign launched in conjunction with the new film Unbroken.