The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from their practice squad. The NFL’s first openly gay player was cut Tuesday as the Cowboys wanted to get some other reinforcements to return to the defensive line. Sam had been cut by the team that drafted him in the seventh round, the St. Louis Rams, at the end of the preseason, September 3rd. He had been on the Cowboys practice squad since September 3rd. There is no team yet that has made a claim for Sams this time.
Carolina Panthers Linebacker, Luke Kuechly, will not be fined for swinging his elbow and nearly hitting an official in Sunday’s 38-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He had accidently swung his left elbow after being pulled from a pile. Back Judge Steve Freeman threw a flag on Kuechly on the play, but it has been ruled accidental by the league. The league admitted it was in error by even throwing a flag on the play.
The Washington Redskins have put former All-Pro Linebacker Brian Orapko on season ending injured reserve after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in the Sunday game against Tennessee. Everett Brown, anothe linebacker has been signed for the 53 man roster to take Orapko’s place. He will be available for the Skins Monday night game at Dallas.