The Raiders have signed defensive end Sam Montgomery Tuesday evening following a workout for the team per his agent. Montgomery was a third round pick by the Texans out of Louisiana State in the 2013 draft.
The rookie defensive end was cut by the team on October 21 for voilation of team rules. It was not revealed what exactly he did wrong but it seems as if it must have been pretty severe considering no other team had given him a shot and he remained unemployed for two months before the Raiders came calling. Then again, in this business, it seems just as likely the lack of interest could have been performance based.
The former first team All American was pretty highly thought of following his sophomore season in 2011. His production went down as a junior and was partially a cause for his falling out of the first two rounds of the draft.
The Raiders are desperate for some help, any help, at the defensive end position. With just two games left in the season, it makes sense to give Montgomery a look to see if he can provide some much needed pass rush.
The ironic part of this is the signing of Montgomery comes on heels of the team losing Tyler Wilson to the Titans who signed him off the Raiders' practice squad. The reason this is ironic is because Montgomery was the only other rookie cut from this year's class to be drafted higher than Wilson. Montgomery was drafted at 95 overall and Wilson was drafted at 112 overall.
The Raiders announced Wednesday morning that Montgomery has been added to the team's practice squad.