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WATCH: DirecTV's Ad Features Gay NFL Fans
September 06 2014 12:43 PM ET

WATCH: Meet DirecTV's Gay NFL Fans

Sunnivie Brydum

When the NFL's regular season kicked off on Thursday, it was a little more openly gay than ever before — but not because of Michael Sam.

Report: Michael Sam Joining Dallas Cowboys' Practice Team
September 03 2014 11:01 AM ET

Michael Sam Joins Dallas Cowboys' Practice Team

Michelle Garcia

Sam reported to Texas on Wednesday, where the Cowboys have confirmed they will sign him to a practice team.

Reports: Dallas Cowboys Eye Michael Sam for Practice Squad
September 02 2014 6:13 PM ET

Reports: Michael Sam Might End Up With Dallas

Annie Hollenbeck

Michael Sam is heading to Dallas Wednesday for a physical.

Op-ed: In The Long Run, Michael Sam Being Cut Was About Homophobia
September 02 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Yes, It Was Homophobia

Michelle Garcia

Despite the backing of Rams coach Jeff Fisher, Michael Sam currently does not have a job with the NFL.

Michael Sam Not Signed to Rams Practice Squad
September 02 2014 1:26 AM ET

Michael Sam Not Signed to Rams Practice Squad

Lucas Grindley

The Rams cut Michael Sam this weekend, then no other team signed him. Now he might not make a practice squad either.

Michael Sam Passed Over By Every NFL Team
August 31 2014 3:27 PM ET

Michael Sam Passed Over By Every NFL Team

Lucas Grindley

Michael Sam had hoped to become the NFL's first out player but was cut from the Rams on Saturday and not picked up by any other team by the deadline.

August 31 2014 1:08 PM ET

Sydney Convicts Win Bingham Cup Again

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MICHAEL SAM CUT FROM RAMS ROSTER
August 30 2014 3:47 PM ET August 31 2014 10:55 AM ET

Michael Sam on Being Cut: 'The Journey Continues'

Michelle Garcia

There is still a chance he could play for the NFL.

PHOTOS: The Mud, Sweat, and Glory of the Bingham Cup
August 30 2014 5:45 AM ET

PHOTOS: The Mud, Sweat, and Glory of the Bingham Cup

Advocate.com Editors

The Bingham Cup began on Friday in Sydney. Here's some shots on the field of the guys getting ready.

Harry Styles Rocks A Michael Sam Jersey At St. Louis Concert
August 29 2014 10:58 AM ET

One Direction-er Stands With Sam

Annie Hollenbeck

Michael Sam's high-selling jersey made its way to a One Direction concert this week.

Rams Coach, Players Still Leery After ESPN's Michael Sam Shower Report
August 28 2014 4:03 PM ET

Rams Coach, Players Still Leery After ESPN's Michael Sam Shower Report

Annie Hollenbeck

ESPN apologized publicly for its report about Michael Sam's showering habits, but coach Jeff Fischer and others involved with the Rams still say the report was out of line.

WATCH: Michael Sam Should 'Gay It Up,' Says 'Daily Show'
August 28 2014 3:15 PM ET

WATCH: Michael Sam Should 'Gay It Up,' Says Daily Show

Rebecca Juro

Skewering recent ESPN coverage, a Daily Show correspondent says Sam's teammates are disappointed he isn't engaging in sexually suggestive horseplay with them.

Op-ed: Let's Not Report on Michael Sam's Showering Habits
August 27 2014 10:55 AM ET

Let's Not Report on Michael Sam's Showering Habits

Annie Hollenbeck

Michael Sam is gay. Gay people shower. It's that simple.

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