May 20, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Sam Montgomery (57) during organized team activities at the Methodist Training Center at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Texans announced they’ve cut three rookies on Tuesday for allegedly smoking pot in the team hotel, and the most notable cut was Sam Montgomery, a third-round pick out of LSU, who never showed the work ethic or desire to make an impact for the Texans. It didn’t help he was moved to outside linebacker, even though his skill set didn’t translate to outside linebacker as hoped, and he eventually was moved back to defensive end, where Montgomery wasn’t getting any playing time.
While we don’t know what led to his release today, one thing is for certain, and that is Montgomery needed a change of scenery after already getting buried in he dog house of Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak. He needs to own up to whatever mistakes he’s made, and pledge not to make them going forward.
But who will give him a chance now?