Jaguars players would welcome openly gay player

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

MIssouri's Michael Sam announced that he was gay on Sunday and some Jacksonville Jaguars players say they would welcome an openly gay player in their locker room.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are in need of adding a pass rusher in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft and with Missouri's Michael Sam announcing he's gay on Sunday afternoon, it could create an interesting situation in May.

Some Jaguars players have already spoken out through the media, stating they would welcome an openly gay player in their locker room and it should not matter one way or the other.

"I would welcome a gay teammate same as any other," Jaguars offensive lineman Uche Nwaneri told Mike DiRocco ESPN. "Something about team sports really transcends color and orientation. In between the lines it's all football. Purest form of it. I don't know how it will play out in specific locker rooms around the league, but I know that as adults and professionals the only thing that should matter is the game and the team."

As more players react, we will update this post with their reaction.

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