May 10, 2013; Houston, Texans, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Sam Montgomery (57) works out at Methodist Training Facility at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Sam Montgomery receives practice squad offer from Bengals

Days after being released by the Houston Texans for alleged marijuana use, former LSU standout Sam Montgomery voluntarily took and passed a drug test to show that he was clean. Since then, he’s been receiving interest from around the league and meeting with potential teams.

Montgomery has met with the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders during his time in the unemployment line, and one of those teams had Montgomery pique their interest.

The Bengals have offered Mongtomery a job on the practice squad, but they are waiting to see if the offer will be accepted.

Montgomery is a much better fit in the Bengals 4-3 defense, and learning under a defensive coordinator like Mike Zimmer could really help him reach his full potential and develop into the player the Texans were hoping to get when they selected him in the third-round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

With the recent injury to star defensive tackle Geno Atkins, the Bengals will begin to reshuffle their line so this could be the perfect opportunity for Montgomery to jump on the offer and work his way on to the active roster.

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