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Michael Sam and the Crushing Weight and Loneliness of Expectations

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When Michael Sam made the announcement, his intention of being the first openly gay athlete in the NFL, we expected speed bumps.

We expected Sam’s draft stock slip.  We expected athletes would use code words to hide discrimination and fears. We expected “distraction” talk from coaches and general management.

But most of all, we, and Michael Sam expected him to persevere and be an NFL player.

We didn’t expect where he would be today.

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A Complete List of GM Candidates the Jets Have Interviewed

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Woody Johnson and Rex Ryan promised a thorough search for a new General Manager, but it seems most did not realize how extensive it would be.

To make it easy on everyone who wants to know, here is a handy list of every person the Jets have brought to, or have wanted to bring to Florham Park this offseason:

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