Bengals sign Sam Montgomery

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Sam Montgomery is getting another chance with an NFL club.

The Bengals announced the signing of Montgomery, the former Texans and Raiders defensive end/outside linebacker, on Friday.

A third-round pick of the Texans in 2013, Montgomery was waived by Houston in October after allegedly violating club rules. His agent has denied the violation was in connection with marijuana use. Montgomery also was said to have been out of shape entering training camp.

Montgomery signed with the Raiders’ practice squad on December 18, but he was waived three days later with an injury.

The 23-year-old Montgomery recorded 19 sacks in three seasons with LSU (2010-2012). He redshirted in 2009.

Montgomery (6-3, 260) could project as a reserve defensive end or strong-side linebacker in the Bengals’ 4-3 scheme. He would not be the first talented defender to find his way in Cincinnati, but he will have to earn his spot on a strong defense.

9 responses to “Bengals sign Sam Montgomery

  1. Waiting for the “typical Bengals signing” comments. With this locker room, maybe these guys can straighten this kid out and we can get something out of him. If not, we cut him. Low risk, high reward. I don’t mind this signing at all.

  2. They have a system now in Cinci where guys like Burfict and others can mentor talented players like him because they’ve been in the same situations themselves. A good signing by the Bengals.

  3. i love these signings. People are gonna say what they are gonna say, but a low risk high reward gamble is always worth it. As long as you have the locker room to support, and teach the kid the right way to prepare and play the game @ the Pro level. I think if Zim didn’t have so much going on he would have picked this kid up.

  4. bengals dont need players like james harrison or maybe pick up a def player like justin tuck when thye can sign players like sam montgomery.good luck with that!! the raiturds didnt even want him after 3 days!! smh

  5. You gotta have depth in this league if you’re gonna still be standing at the end of the season. That’s all this pickup is about, smart move.

  6. Hell of a draft pick by Rick Smith last season. Because you know, we didn’t need help in other areas and couldn’t roll with a safe pick in what was supposed to be a run at a Super Bowl. You totally deserved to keep your job. Awesome call on letting Glover Quin walk and getting bamboozled by Ed Reed.

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