Joel Auerbach/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- Defensive end Michael Sam was released by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, according to ESPN.
Sam was attempting to become the first openly gay player in NFL history, but came up short as all 32 teams had to trim their rosters down to the league-mandated 53 players.
He was beat out by undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks, who is one of nine defensive linemen to land a roster spot.
Sam came out as gay in February, before the NFL scouting combine. He can still be picked up by another team.
Police ID Likely Homicide Victim Without Finding a Body
iStock/Thinkstock(AUBURN, Wash.) -- Police have identified the victim of a likely homicide that has puzzled them for two weeks since a federal agent stumbled on a pile of ripped up flooring covered in blood by the side of a road in Auburn, Wash.
Commander Mike Hirman of the Auburn Police Department said authorities have confirmed that blood on the material is from 30-year-old Brandon Zomalt.
Hirman said police believe it is likely that Zomalt was killed in a homicide, although without a body or further evidence they cannot confirm anything.