Report: Cardinals could explore signing Michael Sam

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The Arizona Cardinals plan to examine the possibility of signing pass-rusher Michael Sam in the coming weeks, according to Cyd Zeigler of

Zeigler said Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians revealed his team will take a close look at Sam - who has been out of the NFL since the Dallas Cowboys cut him in Week 7 - despite what looks like a poor fit between his skill set and Arizona's 3-4 scheme. 

Curiously, Sam hasn't generated much buzz since his release from the Cowboys - something hard to justify considering the 11 tackles and three sacks he registered in the 2014 preseason as a member of the St. Louis Rams.

Some have argued Sam's stats are misleading, and he lacks the high-end skills necessary for success in the NFL. Others suggest his sexual orientation is a much bigger deal among NFL circles than the league would have you believe. 

NFL rosters expand in the offseason, and it's difficult to argue Sam doesn't deserve a chance to prove he can cut it in the pros. If teams continue to avoid giving him that chance, it will be viewed by many as a scathing indictment of a league that has a long way to go toward acceptance. 

Report: Cardinals could explore signing Michael Sam
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