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This is not something you hear everyday from an NFL team; college maybe, but not pros. The Houston Texans have released three players after some kind of team violation that occurred in the hotel the team stayed at in Kansas City.
Guys getting let go for team violations is generally associated more with college teams than NFL, but that didn't stop Kubiak from letting go rookies Sam Montgomery, Cierre Wood, and Willie Jefferson. He would not elaborate on what they did, but apparently it had something to do with their behavior in Kansas City.
All three were in active so it is not as if the team lost vital players, but the circumstances are curious. Whatever they did happened Saturday because the three were sent home Sunday morning and were told they were being released.
I hope this is not the case, but according to the rumor mill the guys were smoking cigars in the hotel room--and that was it. Since Jefferson has a pretty intense drug history the assumption was that he was smoking something else, but that doesn't account for Wood or Montgomery.
However, no rooms were searched and the three were sent home.
If this is true it is pretty ridiculous. I would expect if from a college team, but from the NFL where players are arrested all the time for all sorts of things without getting cut? There has to be more to this.
It will be surprising if the NFLPA does not get involved.
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Texans waived RB Cierre Wood, DE Sam Montgomery, OLB Willie Jefferson. Sources say they violated team rules at KC hotel. Got sent home.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) October 21, 2013
This news comes on the heels of an abomination of a 2013 season, and the Houston Texans have parted ways with rookies Cierre Wood, Willie Jefferson and Sam Montgomery. The three were sent...
The Houston Texans must have some strict team rules.
The Texans waived rookies defensive end Sam Montgomery, running back Cierre Woods and linebacker Willie Jefferson on Monday for violating team rules, according to the Houston Chronicle. Montgomery claims he merely walked into a hotel room where Woods and Jefferson were smoking a cigar, according to James Palmer of CSNHouston...
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Today the Houston Texans released LB Willie Jefferson for smoking a “Cigar” in the team hotel. The cigar contained nothing but tobacco, but the coaches decided to make the move. This could be a huge mistake for Coach Gary Kubiak who is now definitely on the hot seat. I talked with a representative of Willie […]
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have released RB Cierre Wood, DE Sam Montgomery and OLB Willie Jefferson for violating team rules at a Kansas City hotel.
It’s worth noting that all three players are rookies who have had off-the-field issues in the past.
Montgomery is probably the most the most notable player given that he was once considered to...
According to Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com, the Houston Texans released running back Cierre Wood, lineback Willis Jefferson and defensive end Sam Montegomery for smoking pot at their team hotel in Kansas City this past weekend. Three sources who wished to remain anonymous told ESPN.com that the violation occurred due to marijuana use. “I don’t understand why they did it,” Texans...
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have released running back Cierre Wood, defensive end Sam Montgomery and linebacker Willie Jefferson for violating team rules while they were in Kansas City.
Texans waived RB Cierre Wood, DE Sam Montgomery, OLB Willie Jefferson. Sources say they violated team rules at KC hotel. Got sent home. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL...
I am not sure what the players did, but I bet it involved Twerking.
The Texans placed on waivers today running back Cierre Wood, defensive end Sam Montgomery and outside linebacker Willie Jefferson.
The Texans gave no explanation for releasing the three rookies, all of whom were inactive for Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Chiefs, but a person familiar with the situation said they were...
Houston Texans rookies Sam Montgomery Cierre Wood and Willie Jefferson were released Monday two days after violating team rules while at the Texans' team hotel in Kansas City.
Three sources who wished to remain anonymous told ESPN.com that the violation occurred due to marijuana use.
Wood Jefferson and Montgomery were inactive for Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Kansas City...
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Foster is out with a hamstring injury. He said he should be able to play in two weeks against Indianapolis. Tate has bruised ribs. He left Sunday’s...
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Coach Gary Kubiak announced Monday afternoon he was cutting 3 rookies for "Violating Team Rules" in the teams Kansas City hotel room. Though he did not specify what those rules were...
Man sometimes in life you have to make your own decisions, and the right decision.
Cierre Wood is a Houston native, and was getting the chance to play ball for his hometown team in the NFL when he decided to make the same choice this weekend, that cost him games at Notre Dame.
Woods, along with former LSU standout Sam Montgomery, and Willie Jefferson got cut by the Texans on Monday...
The Texans made a surprise move in cutting third-round rookie defensive end Sam Montgomery and two others on Monday. It appears now we know why.
Montgomery, running back Cierre Wood and linebacker Willie Jefferson were all sent home ahead of the Texans’ game in Kansas City on Sunday for what was deemed a violation of team rules. On Monday, the three players were released for apparently...
Houston Texans running backs Arian Foster and Ben Tate were among the many casualties across the National Football League on an injury-ridden Sunday. As a result, there was speculation that former Notre Dame running back Cierre Wood could be in for an increased role when the team returned from its Week 8 bye. That will […]