CFL teams scouting Rams Michael Sam

[u]Michael Sam confident after Rams debut, but scouts have doubts[/u]

[b]For better or worse, Sam was as advertised in a 26-24 exhibition loss to the New Orleans Saints that made him the first openly gay player to participate in an NFL game when he entered with about 5 minutes remaining in the first quarter.

He hustled for a hit on New Orleans third-string quarterback Ryan Griffin outside the pocket. He added a couple QB pressures, one wiped out by a defensive holding penalty and the other on what looked like a blown protection. He also stopped Khiry Robinson on a run for no gain.

"I make plays," Sam said. "That's what you're supposed to do."

But the athletic limitations that have raised questions about Sam's pro potential also were on display for the dozen scouts from other NFL and CFL teams on hand at the Edward Jones Dome.[/b]

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Arland Bruce already proved that CFL scouts are more impressed by political correctness, than football ability. 8)