Michael Sam's rookie season did not go the way he wanted. After being drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the final round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the first openly gay professional football player played well throughout the preseason. The Rams couldn't find room for him though, and Sam was cut in August. The Dallas Cowboys added him to their practice squad for a few weeks before letting him go. Sam wouldn't catch on with another team for the rest of the season.

There's still hope for the former SEC Defensive Player of the Year, though. The NFL will hold it's first ever veteran's combine, a chance for free agents who may be flying under the radar to showcase their skills to teams who might not know much about them, and Sam hopes to secure an invite. The veteran's combine will take place on March 22 in Arizona.

Many people have been left scratching their head as to why no NFL team attempted to claim Sam after he was cut by the Cowboys. I mean, if Greg Little is getting run, there's no reason Sam should be left sitting on his couch. Don't be surprised to see Sam get another shot at the NFL in 2015. 

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