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...
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April 11, 2014  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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February 28, 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...
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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...
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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

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.

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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...
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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...
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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 NFL Mock Draft: Second Round

by Joe Garcia Here’s the Second Round of our 2013 NFL Mock Draft. Feel free to point out any changes that you think could or should be made. As always, we appreciate hearing from you guys regarding things like this, so please let us know what you think. 2013 Big Board 2013 NFL Mock Draft: First Round    Pick     Team            Player           ...
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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2013: Zev Sibony’s Big Board

Draft writer Zev Sibony with his initial NFL Draft Big Board. Be sure to give fellow draft writer, Frank Giasone‘s Big Board a read as well, along with Lead NFL Draft Editor Chris Gross‘s Big Board from last week, and Mock Draft 1.0 from last night. Let the debates begin! 1.) Luke Joeckel- Tackle- Texas A&M- 6’6″ 310 lbs.- He is the most all around Offensive Tackle. You...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Record number of underclassmen declare for NFL Draft

Georgia junior OLB Jarvis Jones attacks Florida quarterback Jeff Driscal. He’ll be doing a lot more QB hunting next season, but this time in the NFL. (John Raoux / Associated Press) The NFL announced on Friday night that a record number of college underclassmen declared for the 2013 NFL Draft. Officially, 73 underclassmen are preparing themselves for this year’s draft, and have...
Via Down and Distance
January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Eight Juniors Leaving LSU Early for NFL Draft

It's a fire sale! Everything must go! Or so it seems with LSU as a total of 8 juniors have announced that they are leaving school early to enter the NFL draft. It's an unprecedented amount of early departures for LSU, a team that has seen it's share of juniors leaving early but never in this much bulk before. LB Kevin Minter, S Eric Reid, P Brad Wing, RB Spencer Ware...
Via Saturday Night Slant
January 06, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: LSU Loses Defensive Linemen Mingo, Montgomery, and Logan to NFL

The mass exodus from LSU has continued, though this time, the players declaring aren't unexpected. After having six players declare already, including an under-used running back and a punter, three defensive linemen leaving for the NFL from LSU shouldn't be much of a surprise. Despite all three (maybe Logan the least of them) not playing as dominant as expected in the...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 06, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Chick-fil-A Bowl Preview: LSU vs. Clemson

In maybe the most talent-laden game of the whole Bowl Season, LSU and Clemson face off as two teams who entered the season with BCS title aspirations and fell just short. Both teams are loaded with talent, especially underclassmen who may strongly consider the NFL (mostly LSU in that area). We have junior quarterbacks with a lot to prove, impact defenders hoping to put a stamp...
Via Optimum Scouting
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Did LSU Strength Coach Tommy Moffitt Just Ruin Sam Montgomery’s Draft Status?

Um, if you’re Sam Montgomery and you see this photo, there’s pretty good reason to get your ass into the weight room and not miss a workout with the LSU strength and conditioning coaches. You’re projected to go 16th overall in the 2013 NFL draft. Meanwhile, your strength coach is calling you out. Ooopsy. Is strength coach Tommy Moffitt just trying to motivate his troops for...
Via Busted Coverage
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Chick-fil-A Bowl preview: Clemson-LSU

Key Matchup If Clemson has not solved its issues along the offensive line, this will be another long night at the hands of an SEC defense. The last time offensive coordinator Chad Morris' record-setting scoring machine took to the national stage, it was being single-handedly shut down by South Carolinas defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (4 12 sacks). The Gamecocks rushed Clowney...
Via Fox Sports South
December 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Chick-fil-A Bowl preview: Clemson-LSU

Key Matchup If Clemson has not solved its issues along the offensive line, this will be another long night at the hands of an SEC defense. The last time offensive coordinator Chad Morris' record-setting scoring machine took to the national stage, it was being single-handedly shut down by South Carolinas defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (4 12 sacks). The Gamecocks rushed Clowney...
Via Fox Sports South
December 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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