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Michael Sam released, Saints cut Champ Bailey, Kyle Orton signs with Bills

Michael Sam has been released by the St. Louis Rams. According to on Aug. 30, the Rams released the seventh-round draft pick on Saturday, a team source told NFL Media's Albert Breer. Sam was one of the final cuts that the Rams made before Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. Just because Sam was released does not mean he won't end up getting another shot with the Rams or a different team.

Michael Sam has been released by the Rams
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If Sam clears waivers he could join the Ram's practice squad. Sam showed flashes of greatness in the preseason and most likely will get another shot at making a squad. Sam made headlines as the NFL's first openly gay player to be drafted. He led the Rams with six tackles in St. Louis' final preseason game vs. the Miami Dolphins.

In other news, long time Denver Bronco and pro-bowler Champ Bailey has been released by the New Orleans Saints. NFL Media's Albert Breer has reported the Saints have released Bailey after a disappointing and injury-plagued training camp.

This may be the end of the road for Bailey, however it is possible that a team takes who is in need of safety help may take a shot on the 12-time pro-bowler.

Finally the Bills have found a back-up QB, sorta. After releasing quarterbacks Thad Lewis and Jordan Palmer, Buffalo has now released Jeff Tuel. After cleaning house, Buffalo signed former Cowboys QB Kyle Orton to back up EJ Manuel. Orton has also played for Chicago, Denver and Kansas City.

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