The Houston Texans cut three rookies 2 weeks ago after they’d reportedly been caught in their team hotel smoking pot prior to the team’s Week 7 game vs the Kansas City Chiefs. 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.
According to the National Football Post, Montgomery visited the Oakland Raiders recently. Adding to that, running back Cierre Wood and outside linebacker Willie Jefferson, the other two rookies cut by the Texans for allegedly smoking pot, worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“I feel like they wasted a big opportunity,” Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed said. “I’m sure they’re realizing it right now. It’s crazy and unfortunate because they had a great opportunity here to be successful. They just didn’t get it. I don’t understand why someone would do that to themselves.”