Mongomery gets second chance
After working out at LSU’s Pro Day, former Tigers standout Sam Montgomery has landed another job in the NFL.
Montgomery — released by the Texans last year — has signed with the Bengals, the Cincinnati team announced Friday. The news came two days after he was among the participants at LSU’s Pro Day on Wednesday.
Montgomery, selected in the third round of the 2013 draft by the Texans, was released in October for violating team rules. He was accused of smoking marijuana before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but he’s claimed he actually walked into a hotel room where two teammates (also released) were puffing on a cigar.
In a statement on Twitter, Montgomery wrote, “I’m about to restore my name and pride of my city Greenwood SC.”
Montgomery, a native of Greenwood, S.C., had 19 career sacks at LSU as a defensive end. In 2011, he helped LSU win a Southeastern Conference title and get to the BCS championship game, and he was a first-team All-American. He was first-team All-SEC in 2011 and 2012 before he declared for the draft after his junior season.
He showed up to the Texans’ training camp out of shape, landed on the team’s non-football injury list and was inactive for the first seven games of the season.
Montgomery spent some time on the Raiders’ practice squad after his release and later reportedly worked out for the Bengals. The Bengals were represented at LSU’s Pro Day.