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John Elway says he'd have no problem drafting Michael Sam

By: Mike Klis, The Denver Post
February 10, 2014 Updated: February 10, 2014 at 4:46 pm
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photo - FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, Missouri senior defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during an NCAA college football news conference in Irving, Texas. Sam says he is gay, and he could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, Missouri senior defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during an NCAA college football news conference in Irving, Texas. Sam says he is gay, and he could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File) 

Broncos executive director of football operations John Elway says he'd have no problem having Michael Sam on his team.

Sam, a 6-foot-2, 260-pound defensive end/linebacker from Missouri who had been projected to go in the middle rounds of the upcoming NFL draft, announced Sunday he is gay.

Elway said Sam's on-field ability, not his sexual orientation, would affect his scouting grade.

"I applaud Michael Sam and wish him the very best as he continues the pursuit of his NFL dream," Elway said.

Read more here.

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