Raiders add ex-Texan Montgomery to practice squad

Raiders add ex-Texan Montgomery to practice squad
December 18, 2013, 11:45 am
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Sam Montgomery practiced Wednesday, but is unlikely to contribute with the Raiders until next srason. (USATSI)

The Raiders signed rookie defensive end Sam Montgomery to their practice squad on Tuesday evening.

The 2013 third-round pick was cut by the Houston Texans on Oct. 12 for violating team rules and spend most of the season as a free agent. Montgomery hasn’t played in a game, and was the highest draft pick cut during his rookie season.

He was a participant in Wednesday’s practice.

The Raiders are taking a low-risk flyer on Montgomery, a 2011 All-American from Louisiana State. Montgomery reportedly reported to rookie minicamp out of shape and suffered an injury that limited his offseason work. He also started training camp on the non-football injury list. He was inactive for the season’s first seven games before getting cut.

The Raiders had interest in Montgomery earlier in the season and didn’t offer a contract. They felt better after a workout on Tuesday, although he won’t have a real chance to contribute until next season.