St. Louis Rams provide Michael Sam a comfortable landing spot
In St. Louis, Michael Sam might have found the perfect spot to pursue an NFL career and try to become the league's first openly gay player.He'll have three former Missouri teammates with him on the Rams, including fellow draft pick E.J. Gaines. Sam will be playing for a team with many fans that rooted for him when he was in college, and supported him when he publicly came out. And in coach Jeff Fisher, he'll be playing for someone who didn't shy away from being part of NFL history. Maybe more than any other place in the NFL, Sam will be allowed to concentrate on playing football and making the team, which is no guarantee for a seventh-round draft choice. ''I think Michael and his entire team feel he went to what was ultimately the right stage and the right place, with the right coach and the right system,'' said Howard Bragman, a public relations expert who has been working with Sam. ''Any rookie already has pressure and Michael has added pressure.'' Sam was picked by St. Louis near the end of the seventh round Saturday, with the 249th overall pick. via St. Louis Rams provide Michael Sam a comfortable landing spot | FOX Sports on MSN.