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Michael Sam Sacks Johnny Manziel Twice in Preseason Match Against Cleveland Browns: WATCH


In last night's preseason match-up between the Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Rams, defensive end Michael Sam collided with quarterback Johnny Manziel twice.

On the first of the two sacks, Sam even threw up Manziel's "money" gesture as a celebratory jest.


USA Today reports:

Manziel“He’s a talented kid,’’ Sam said of Manziel. “He isn’t called ‘Johnny Football’ for nothing. It was fun getting to play against Manziel in an NFL game.”

Sam now has three sacks this preseason after he recorded his first last week against the Green Bay Packers.

Manziel said he made sure to give Sam props after the game.

“He had an incredible year when we played them at Missouri this past year,’’ Manziel said. “The guy goes through a lot of stuff. He gets heckled by everybody, I’m sure. He came up to me and said, ‘Hello.’ It was just a brief interaction. He played pretty well.’’

The Rams have one last preseason game against the Miami Dolphins this Thursday - the final chance for Sam to secure a spot on the official season's roster. Final cuts are announced August 30.

Previously, "Michael Sam Makes Historic NFL Preseaso Debut: 'I Can Play In This League' - VIDEO" 

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  1. Yeahhhhhh Michael Sam! Good job buddy! They would be foolish to pass you over for a final spot!

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Aug 24, 2014 11:06:59 AM

  2. That guy is fast. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing the quarterback from the opposing team being sacked.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Aug 24, 2014 11:23:00 AM

  3. Keep improving each week if the Rams cant use him another team needs him.Manziel mentioned Sam was heckled I guess by the fans after the sack
    Stay Strong Michael

    Posted by: Kim | Aug 24, 2014 11:29:11 AM

  4. If the Rams are too deep for Sam to take a spot on their roster, the Cowboys most certainly are not. Dallas is CRYING for defense players, not just depth, but warm bodies.

    If Jerry Jones was willing to take Manziel (and the attendant distractions) with their first-round pick--and accounts are that he had to be overruled by his son Stephen, or Manziel would be a Cowboy today-- why wouldn't he be willing to accept all the good press of welcoming Michael Sam back to Texas?

    I'm afraid we all know the answer to that last question.

    Posted by: Don't Let Your Babies..... | Aug 24, 2014 11:55:28 AM

  5. ...more reason why we suck eggs here in Cleveland :D

    Could we maybe have used a bunch of us that were in GG9 as part of their defensive line? Who knows, couldn't be much worse ^_^

    Posted by: Cody Reed | Aug 24, 2014 12:09:02 PM

  6. michael is pretty squirmy there. #64 was pretty useless.

    Posted by: woody | Aug 24, 2014 12:12:43 PM

  7. Good to see Michael doing so well. Two sacks in one game is great, even a pre-season game. I look forward to Michael having a permanent spot with the Rams.

    Posted by: Phoenix Justice | Aug 24, 2014 12:51:25 PM


    Okay, i accept your insight. But Mister Sam's preseason looks pretty good. I'm hoping the best for Mister Sam.

    I'm not even thinking about the Philadelphia Eagles. I'm a NEW St Louis Rams fan!

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 24, 2014 12:58:40 PM

  9. While he was at Mizzou, Sam sacked Manziel in both games vs. A&M.

    Posted by: Moretruth | Aug 24, 2014 1:10:45 PM

  10. Great posting. Whether sacking on the field or with Vito...Michael is AWESOME! And bring the Rams back to LA...we want Michael!

    Posted by: Sam | Aug 24, 2014 2:19:10 PM

  11. Yep, that's the joke. "I hear Michael Sam is awesome in the sack. Just ask Johnny Manziel." :-)

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Aug 24, 2014 2:31:38 PM

  12. And what a nice classy response from Manziel.

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Aug 24, 2014 2:32:49 PM

  13. This was satisfying for at least two reasons: the implosion of straight male heads when Sam came through, and the tackling of that obnoxious wanker Manziel.

    Posted by: Sergio | Aug 24, 2014 2:52:13 PM

  14. Manziel is a spoilt, nasty brat.

    No heard the heckles but Johnny. And @seattlemike I bet you 'the gays' LOVE Manziel even more, those self hating so and so's.

    @moretruth Sam did even more at Mizzou but have you not seen how his whole football past has been erased? From lgbt blogs who are now football experts to football experts, I guy who won SEC was now seen as lucky to have been drafted.

    I can't imagine how that must feel for Sam. To see it unfold in front of you but if you complain, you will be labeled difficult. Poor guy. Thank god he has Vito.

    Posted by: Rowan | Aug 24, 2014 3:00:55 PM

  15. Although I am a Browns fan, I'll take the sacks and the chance to see Michael Sams do well. I hope he makes the cut. Godspeed, Michael, and keep on playing well!

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 24, 2014 3:06:54 PM

  16. Manziel is the worst. He is the patron saint of all that is wrong with America: rich, white, Christian straight guys.

    Posted by: Hank | Aug 24, 2014 3:11:15 PM

  17. Hank, go away.

    Posted by: Randy | Aug 24, 2014 3:15:07 PM

  18. Make me, Randy.

    Posted by: Hank | Aug 24, 2014 3:21:18 PM

  19. @ Hank

    I would put any ethnicity there but I get what you mean in terms of entitlement. There is nothing worse then an arrogant, spoiled, white male. God help us they don't get their own way!

    Is Manziel straight? He is so weak. What a coward. And all these kids who look up to him?? Urgh.

    Posted by: Rowan | Aug 24, 2014 4:31:18 PM

  20. Great to see Michael Sam rocking it. Not everyone can undergo what he's gone through -- the intense microscope of it all -- and come through the way he has thus far this preseason.

    He's doing everything in his power to make it absolutely impossible for him to be cut.

    Can't wait to see his first sack in a regular season game.

    Posted by: R | Aug 24, 2014 6:53:27 PM

  21. I read an analysis which makes a convincing case that Sam won't make the team. They have 9 slots and 8 are filled by veteran players. That means the rookies on the Rams all have to compete for just one open slot. And there's some guy who is the favorite. He has more tackles than Michael Sam, although after this last game, Sam has more sacks.

    It makes me sick that this guy, who can be a role model for gay and bi boys, is getting screwed over, first getting dropped from the 3rd round to the 7th round in the draft and now getting shafted by the Rams.

    Posted by: Phil | Aug 24, 2014 7:02:05 PM

  22. Nice work Mike!

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | Aug 25, 2014 2:34:23 AM

  23. Given that Mizzou and Texas A&M are one-time Big 12 and now SEC rivals, I'm really not all that surprised.

    Posted by: Jerry | Aug 25, 2014 3:46:12 AM

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