Multiple sources are now reporting that the St. Louis Rams have released defensive end Michael Sam this afternoon. To put it bluntly, Sam has been cut from the team.
Word is that Sam's efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history came up just short in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks.
Westbrooks wins the competition by becoming one of nine defensive linemen to land a spot on the roster.
Sam officially hit waivers Saturday at 4 p.m. when all NFL teams had to trim their rosters down to the league-mandated 53 players.
Now, the other 31 teams in the NFL will have 24 hours to put in a claim for Sam. That's considered to be unlikely.