Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Texans running back Cierre Wood (41) celebrates with kicker Randy Bullock (4) after a 31-28 win against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Three players from the Houston Texans were released Monday as first reported by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
McClain reported that Cierre Wood (running back), Sam Montgomery (defensive end) and Willie Jefferson (outside linebacker) all were send home Sunday and released on Monday.
"“The Texans gave no explanation for releasing the three rookies, all of whom were inactive for Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Chiefs, but a person familiar with the situation said they were waived because they violated unspecified team rules at their Kansas City hotel on Saturday.”"
McClain also wrote:
"“Jefferson, who was kicked out of Baylor after failing multiple tests for marijuana, played at Stephen F. Austin.”"
I really thought Wood has a good chance to do something with this team, but apparently if he wants to have success in the NFL it will have to be elsewhere. I don’t know what team rules these three broke, but maybe the Texans should have just suspended Wood instead of giving him his outright release.
Oh well I guess.
As McClain wrote in the article, I agree that the Texans could have really used Wood in yesterday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, with both Arian Foster and Ben Tate being injured.
I’m also agreeing with McClain as he wrote that Montgomery was a wasted third round pick. Heck, the guy never even took a regular season snap … that equals a wasted pick in my book.
Sometimes the players in the NFL don’t realize how lucky they are to be in that position of playing in the NFL. Whatever mistake they made it cost them their roster spot, but that is life in the NFL. The NFL is a “what have you done for me lately league” and these releases prove that point.
Though my guess is another team will take a shot on Wood because I believe there is some untapped potential there.