Michael Sam said he was confident he would be playing football this year. On Friday, he signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Allouettes of the CFL.
CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora first reported Sam’s signing.
The 25-year-old shared joint SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors during his last season at Missouri. He was drafted by the Rams in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft and will now continue his career with the Allouettes.
“With the signing of Michael Sam, we have become a better organization today,” Alouettes’ general manager Jim Popp said. “Not only have we added an outstanding football player, we have added even a better person that brings dignity, character, and heart to our team.”
Sam, who was also a member of the Cowboys‘ practice squad last season, never ruled out the possibility of playing in the CFL.
Source: CBS Sports