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In the fourth quarter, Sam dipped his shoulder and got outside right tackle Derek Sherrod — a former first-round pick who could be the Packers' swing tackle this season — for a sack on Matt Flynn and a loss of 10 yards with Green Bay just on the outskirts of the red zone. It was a strong move and a nice burst of speed for a player whose pure pass-rushing talent has been questioned by some scouts.
Of course, the biggest narrative for Sam since February has been his sexuality. But now he's a man bent on making an NFL roster, and one with the Rams that's extremely deep on the defensive line. If he continues to put together games like the one he had today — notching two tackles, two quarterback hits and one sack — Sam will give himself a shooter's chance to make the team.
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