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EARTH CITY, Mo. (USA TODAY SPORTS) - The St. Louis Rams have waived rookie defensive end Michael Sam.

Sam, 24, can be claimed off waivers by any other team. If that doesn't happen, he's a good bet to land on the Rams' practice squad.

A seventh-round draft pick out of Missouri, Sam had three sacks in the preseason and was credited with a team-high six tackles (five solo) in Thursday's exhibition finale against Miami.

But he was caught in a numbers game along the Rams defensive line, which is one of the deepest and most talented in the NFL.

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