November 10, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the first half of a game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Texans 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 now is free to sign with whomever he wants. And as it turns out, Montgomery didn’t test positive for pot in a drug test he took days after being cut, and the Texans’ potential bungul could be another team’s steal of a talented prospect.
While Montgomery was wrongly cut allegedly smoking pot, it has to be noted that he reportedly never showed consistent work ethic with the Texans, and at least as a rookie, hasn’t shown the desire to make an impact this year, and sounded more like a rookie happy to be collecting a paycheck.
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.
Regardless, he’s a free agent deciding where he’ll sign, and the Bengals appear to be on his radar: