Cincinnati Bengals announced today on Twitter that they have signed defensive end Sam Montgomery:
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) April 11, 2014
This move adds more depth since the departure of Michael Johnson almost two months ago. Montgomery was drafted by the Texans last year out of LSU and was waived by the team in October. He visited the Bengals shortly after being waived, but was later picked up by the Oakland Raiders. No details have been released about his contract at this time.
Montgomery has yet to take a snap in the NFL but was a talent defensive end with LSU. He helped them win the SEC championship in 2011 and get to a national championship game against SEC rival Alabama. He was a First-team All-American in 2011 and First-team All SEC in 2011 and 2012.
He will have to prove himself worthy as the Cincinnati Bengal may still look to draft a defensive end early. Montgomery will be a better fit for the 4-3 defense the Cincinnati Bengals run compared to the Houston Texan’s 3-4 defense. Look for Montgomery to make a depth impact this season.