Texans cut 3 rookies; DE Sam Montgomery most notable

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Aug 25, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) scrambles from Houston Texans linebacker Willie Jefferson (63) during the first half at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Houston Texans have released three players today for violating team rules at their hotel in Kansas City, and all three of these players are rookies:

The Texans placed on waivers today running back Cierre Wood, defensive end Sam Montgomery and outside linebacker Willie Jefferson.

The Texans gave no explanation for releasing the three rookies, all of whom were inactive for Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Chiefs, but a person familiar with the situation said they were waived because they violated unspecified team rules at their Kansas City hotel on Saturday.

The same person said Wood, Jefferson and Montgomery were sent home to Houston on Sunday morning and informed they were being released today.

And according to Damond Talbot of Draft Diamonds, Jefferson was cut for smoking a cigar in his hotel room. It is worth pointing out though that Jefferson was kicked out of Baylor after failing multiple tests for marijuana, and eventually transferred to Stephen F. Austin. He was signed as an undrafted free agent and showed a lot of potential as a pass rusher. He contributed on special teams.

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