Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Montreal Alouettes are signing former Rams and Cowboys DE/OLB Michael Sam to a contract.
- Tom Pelissero confirms the report and adds that Sam receives a one-year contract to go along with a 2016 option.
- According to Pelissero, Sam will make a $100,000 salary for the 2015 season.
- If his option were to be exercised, Sam would make a salary of $150,000.
“With the signing of Michael Sam, we have become a better organization today,” said Alouettes’ general manager, Jim Popp. “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.”
“I am very excited and proud to join the Montreal Alouettes and want to thank team Owner Robert Wetenhall, General Manager Jim Popp and Head Coach Tom Higgins for this opportunity,” Sam said. “I cannot wait to put on the pads, get back on the field and work hard each and every day with my teammates to bring a Grey Cup to the great fans here in Montreal.”
There had been talk that this could be Sam’s next move after he has failed to generate any buzz since the 2014 season ended.
Sam participated in this year’s NFL Veteran Combine, but there has been no reported interest in him before this. During the workout, Sam ran unofficial forty times of 5.10 and 5.07.
Sam, 25, is a former seventh-round pick of the Rams back in 2014. He was unable to make the final 53-man roster coming out of the preseason, but later signed to the Cowboys’ practice squad.