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Bengals sign DE Sam Montgomery

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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Montgomery passes drug test, days after Texans release him for allegedly smoking marijuana

Sam Montgomery’s release from the Houston Texans may not have been due to marijuana use as has been reported by ESPN.com. The former LSU Tigers star was among three rookies released by Houston for a team violation prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Following his release Montgomery voluntarily submitted to an independent drug test in order to provide further proof...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Sam Montgomery Switching Positions

Texans have moved OLB Sam Montgomery to DE. He was drafted in third round. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) September 25, 2013   It started with a number change but Houston Texans rookie Sam Montgomery will be switching numbers from 57 to 95, and will also be moving to defensive end. The position comes at an odd time especially with Montgomery going through the entire OTAs and...
Via State of the Texans
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Digging Deep: Sam Montgomery

In this 4th part of our Digging Deep series, we look at the Houston Texans’ fourth pick inside the top 100 players of the draft in outside linebacker Sam Montgomery. Montgomery was taken with the supplemental draft pick that was awarded to the Texans from losing Mario Williams to the Buffalo Bills. Montgomery was a defensive end at Louisiana State University but it looks like...
Via State of the Texans
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

LSU has 8 defensive players drafted

LSU opponents often felt as if they were playing an NFL defense when they faced the Tigers. Turns out, they weren't wrong. The Tigers had eight defensive players selected during the three-day, seven-round NFL draft. LSU defenders started coming off the board Thursday in the first round when outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo went No. 6 to Cleveland; safety Eric Reid also...
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans select DE Lavar Edwards in 5th round

With their fifth-round pick, 142nd overall, in the 2013 NFL draft, the Tennessee Titans selected defensive end Lavar Edwards from LSU. Edwards is the third LSU defensive end to be selected in this year's draft, after Barkevious Mingo went in the first round to the Browns and Sam Montgomery went in the third round to the Texans. In my seven-round mock, I had Montgomery going...
Via Total Titans
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans pick LSU's Montgomery in 3rd round

The Houston Texans have selected LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery in the third round of the NFL draft. Montgomery was taken with the 95th overall selection Friday night. He was fifth in the Southeastern Conference with eight sacks and also had 13 tackles for losses. He finished with 37 tackles for a defense that ranked eighth in the country with an average of 307.6 yards a game...
Via Fox Sports
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Draft: Sam Montgomery

With the 95th pick Sam Montgomery The Houston Texans selected defensive end Sam Montgomery from Louisiana State University. Montgomery looks like he will be playing outside linebacker for the Texans moving forward, which will add some much-needed depth for Brooks Reed and Whitney Mercilus. Montgomery was questioned coming out of the combine about his play on the field, and was...
Via State of the Texans
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Interview: LSU DE Sam Montgomery

For all of the contraversy that has surrounded LSU Defensive End Sam Montgomery has maintained a positive attitude throughout and continues grinding towards his goal of playing in the NFL.  Say what you want about him, but he has been willing to take all of it in stride and answer even his toughest critics.  We discussed all of it in addition to his career at LSU, his thoughts...
Via Football Nation
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Brass Accounted For At LSU & USC Pro Days On Wednesday

The 2013 NFL pro days are slowly winding down, but the Pittsburgh Steelers brass is still out in full force doing their homework. On Wednesday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert were in attendance at the LSU pro day to observe several draft hopefuls. The big names who worked out were linebacker Kevin Minter; running back Michael Ford; defensive...
Via Steelers Depot
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: DraftSeason Mock Draft

As you know, each season I make a mock draft of my own for the entire first round but we're still a few weeks away from that. In the meantime, I participated in DraftSeason's Mock Draft over the weekend picking for the Saints. You can check out the entire 1st round mock by CLICKING HERE. Interesting to note that Barkevious Mingo of LSU went second overall, Kevin Minter of...
Via The Saints Nation
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Combine Review: News, Notes, and Rumors from Indianapolis

  It's easy to lose track of some of the key stories that emerge in between forty yard dashes this week in Indianapolis. What were the most important stories that developed over the past several days?   Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson were more highly touted, but Da'Rick Rodgers may have been the biggest winner of the three while in Indianapolis. It...
Via Optimum Scouting
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Montgomery from the Combine

LSU had the largest contingent of any school on hand in Indianapolis this week for the NFL Scouting Combine - DE Sam Montgomery being one of several headliners. Montgomery was quick to credit Coach Les Miles in helping groom them for this next stage. "He turns young boys into men, and he teaches you how to play 'grown-man' football. Being in the SEC, you really have...
Via profootball.scout.com
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Manti Te’o draft stock dropping after he runs poor 40-yard dash

If it were possible to trade NFL Draft stocks you would short shell that of one Notre Dame inside linebacker. Manti Te’o draft stock suffered yet another price decrease today when ran a very poor 40 yard dash at the NFL scouting combine. This off the heels of Manti Te’o draft stock becoming a strong sell with the national media sensation that was the fake dead girlfriend story...
Via The Sports Bank
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Quick-Hits: 2013 Scouting Combine News & Notes

Te’o holds his own. Manti Te’o handled the media horde at the combine with maturity and grace. He answered every question, was concise and direct with most of his answers, and took the moment seriously. He no doubt was coached on what to say and he’ll continued to be grilled leading up to April’s draft, but he past his first test with flying colors. Now, is he a top 10 pick...
Via The Scores Report
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Sam Montgomery admits lack of effort, bets with teammate at LSU

Sam Montgomery may have hurt his draft stock by making some admissions during the NFL Combine Saturday, but at least he gets credit for being honest. Well, maybe he was too honest. Montgomery, a junior defensive end from LSU, admitted that he would take plays off and give less effort against weaker opponents. He also admitted he would make bets with a teammate based on who would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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DE admits lack of effort, bets with teammate at LSU

Former LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery admitted to playing without full effort and betting with a teammate during college.

Via Thacover2
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Two former LSU Tigers betting $5,000 on which player will get drafted higher in NFL Draft

Former LSU football teammates Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery have made a friendly wager ahead of April's NFL Draft. Both defensive ends are projected to be selected in the first round, however, the two have decided to bet $5,000 to see which player gets drafted first.The duo revealed the details of the wager on Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine. And it appears as though...
Via Bush League Chronicle
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Sam Montgomery And Barkevious Mingo Bet $5k At LSU On Who Would Get Drafted First

The NFL Combine is all about being honest with scouts, coaches and management, but sometimes a player can be to honest for his own good. Former LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery was a bit too honest with reporters, when he in great detail, talked about hundreds of dollars worth of bets he had with teammate Barkevious Mingo while they were in college, and a $5,000 bet on which one...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

LSU defensive linemen betting $5,000 on who gets picked in NFL draft first

Former LSU teammates Sam Montgomery and Barkevious Mingo have wagered $5,000 on which player will be drafted first (Credit: AP Photo) Over the past few seasons, LSU has had quite a formidable defense. With players such as Kevin Minter, Barkevious Mingo, Sam Montgomery, Drake Nevis, Kelvin Sheppard and Michael Brockers, LSU has had a top 15 ranked defense consistently over the past...
Via Down and Distance
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Notes: Ziggy Ansah, Sam Montgomery, Sharrif Floyd

Ziggy Ansah  Tony Pauline hears that the Pittsburgh Steelers are ”drooling over“ BYU OLB Ziggy Ansah. I’m sure all 3-4 teams feel the same way, as there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Ansah since his outstanding Senior Bowl performance. Ansah could step in for James Harrison, who could be a potential cap casualty in the coming weeks. It’s hard to speculate where Ansah...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Allen Crabbe’s parents do not approve of Mike Montgomery shoving their son

Cal men’s basketball coach Mike Montgomery made headlines for the wrong reason over the weekend when he shoved junior guard Allen Crabbe during the second half of a win over USC. Crabbe was visibly upset over the incident, but he responded by scoring 10 points in the final 4:20 of the game and leading a comeback victory. After the game, Crabbe said that he had no problem with the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 all star football challenge

With football season rolling over into the NFL Draft, football junkies got a little taste of Americas favorite past time today in the 2013 All Star Football Challenge. Some of the best college football prospects for the NFL were on display today. Yes, no one was rushing the quarterbacks or trying to tackle or block anyone, so we see these kids in a controlled environment. None...
Via NFL Draft Dog
February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft Defensive End Rankings by CJ

2013 NFL Mock Draft DE RankingsBy CJ MilnerNFL Draft Prospect| Projected Draft RoundEzekiel Ansah, BYU 1 Bjoern Werner, Florida State 1Datone Jones, UCLA 1Alex Okafor, Texas 1Damontre Moore, Texas A&M 1-2Sam Montgomery, LSU 1-2Corey Lemonier, Auburn 2Margus Hunt, SMU 2Malliciah Goodman, Clemson 2Tank Carradine, Florida State 2-3Cornelius Washington, Georgia 3Devin Taylor, South...
Via New NFL Draft
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Positional Rankings: Defensive Ends

Queen City Sports’ Top 10 DE Rankings: 1. Bjoern Werner, Florida State (38 pts) 2. Damontre Moore, Texas A&M (36 pts) 3. Barkevious Mingo, LSU (34 pts) 4. Ezekiel Ansah, BYU (24 pts) 4. Alex Okafor, Texas (24 pts) 6. Dion Jordan, Oregon (19 pts) 7. Datone Jones, UCLA (16 pts) 7. Sam Montgomery, LSU (16 pts) 9. Margus Hunt, Southern Methodist (7 pts) 10. Cornelius Carradine...
Via Queen City Sports
February 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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