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Seifert: CFL will finally give Sam a fair platform

Needing a place to play, Michael Sam has signed with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes. It was the best -- and probably only -- move the defensive end could make.

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The NFL isn't happening, at least not now, not until Sam does something to change perception of his game, writes Kevin Seifert. Which is why signing with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, as Sam did Friday, was the best and probably only move he could make. CFL success stories

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"With the signing of Michael Sam, we have become a better organization today. 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."

Active NFL players to come from CFL

Michael Sam hopes to join this list:

  • Colts WR Duron Carter (pictured)
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Michael Sam timeline

  • May 2014: Drafted in 7th round by Rams
  • August 2014: Cut by Rams
  • Sept. 2014: On Cowboys practice squad
  • Oct. 2014: Released by Cowboys
  • March 2015: NFL veteran combine
  • Today: Two-year deal with CFL's Montreal

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Seifert: Sam to CFL a good move

Michael Sam signed with the Montreal Alouettes today and Kevin Seifert likes the move, tweeting: "Smart move here. Needs game action, fresh tape. Plenty of recent CFL-NFL moves based on performance."

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