Teams around the league have finished up the first rookie minicamps and they are turning their attention to OTAs, so it is more important than ever to make sure your rookie class is all but locked up heading in to the crucial times. You need your rookies to get as much work in as possible with their full focus and that all starts with getting their contracts signed. Today, the Texans locked up another member of their 2013 rookie class.
Former LSU Tigers defensive end Sam Montgomery, who was a third-round selection, agreed to terms for his new deal today.
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Per Tania Ganguli the Houston Chronicle:
The #Texans have reached a contract agreement with third-round pick Sam Montgomery.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) May 23, 2013
Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but it is a four-year contract.
Houston plans to play Montgomery at outside linebacker in their 3-4 defense, which is a position that he has no experience playing at the collegiate level.
The one thing we know about Montgomery is that he is focused and motivated to make his impact felt in the NFL after an up-and-down draft season. Montgomery will put in the work necessary to win the starting job opposite Whitney Mercilus, but he will have to impress the coaches more than fellow rookie Trevardo Williams.