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Michael Sam to participate in documentary

Missouri's Michael Sam (52) runs onto the field

(Credit: AP / Jeff Roberson)

The day after Rams rookie defensive end Michael Sam said he wanted to concentrate solely on football, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it will produce a documentary series about Sam’s journey as the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

Sam said on Tuesday, after being introduced to reporters at an afternoon press conference, that he now wanted to focus on making the...

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Get me rewrite! Saffold back to Rams

St. Louis Rams tackle Rodger Saffold takes part

(Credit: AP / Jeff Roberson)

Just hours after the Raiders backed out of a $42.5 million free agent deal for Rodger Saffold, the Rams free agent tackle has another deal ... with the Rams! 

The Raiders had concerns about the condition of Saffold's shoulder, so they pulled out of the deal. But the Rams, who have known about the shoulder issue, were sufficiently comfortable to bring Saffold back on a five-year deal....

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Rodger Saffold fails physical

St. Louis Rams tackle Rodger Saffold takes part

(Credit: AP / Jeff Roberson)

The Raiders put a boatload of money into signing free agent tackle Rodger Saffold, but the deal is off after the former Rams tackle failed his physical. 

Saffold had agreed to a five-year, $42.5 million deal, pending his physical. But the 25-year-old tackle, who has had injury problems through much of his career, didn't check out with Raiders' team docs. 

It's a huge blow,...

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Will taunting take away a TD?

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) spikes

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Interesting play from the Seahawks-Rams game, in which the game-winning score was an 80-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate late in the third quarter. On the way to the end zone, Tate began waving a Rams safety Rodney McLeod, and drew a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct.

The touchdown stood and gave Seattle a 14-6 lead, but the Seahawks were penalized 15 yards on the ensuing...

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