The Bengals today signed free agent DE Sam Montgomery, a second-year NFL player.
Montgomery (6-3, 262; LSU) was a third-round Houston draft selection in 2013. Listed as a LB by the Texans, he was a gameday inactive on the roster for Games 1-7 and was waived Oct. 22. He was signed briefly to the Oakland practice squad in December.
Montgomery played thee seasons (2010-12) at LSU, helping the Tigers to an overall 34-6 record and a berth in the 2011 BCS National Championship game (lost to Alabama). He had 19.0 sacks, tied for sixth in program history, in just 31 career games. He also had 32.5 tackles-for-loss.
October 2013: Agent denies Montgomery's release was due to marijuana use.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 06: LaMichael James #23 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by Sam Montgomery #57 of the Houston Texans at Candlestick Park on October 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Montgomery's LSU highlight reel
Virginia Tech QB, Logan Thomas, meets with Bengals