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.