May 10, 2013; Houston, Texans, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Sam Montgomery (57) works out at Methodist Training Facility at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Sam Montgomery Still Available If The Chargers Want Him


The San Diego Chargers are running low on options for outside linebackers. They had to sign Adrian Robinson off of the streets for some help at the position. Why don’t the Chargers give Sam Montgomery a shot?

Montgomery was released by the Houston Texans a few weeks ago because he and a couple of his teammates were caught smoking some bud. The team decided to send a message to the rest of the team by making an example of all of the players that were caught.

The Chargers brought in Montgomery before the draft for a pre-draft visit. They had interest in him before the draft and they should bring him in for a work out again. Do you see who we have as options at outside linebacker now? Tourek Williams. Thomas Keiser. Adrian Robinson. One of those guys will be starting opposite of Jarret Johnson IF J.J. is healthy.

Why not bring in a young player that had a ton of promise going into the draft? Why not get him an opportunity to play. He was selected in the 3rd round this past season, there has to be some sort of potential there. Get him a spot on the roster and see what he can do. Even get him on the practice squad.

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  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I would just to see if he could turn it around, he’s a rookie and made a dumb mistake. Not like we have a ton of talent at OLB anyhow, I kinda like that Tourek will be getting a lot of time now, that sack FF was quite nice. He just hs to show up more on other plays, I hardly notice him out there.

    • shayaaa

      He didn’t really even make a mistake considering he passed an immediate drug test. It really sounds like he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Why wouldn’t the chargers just give him a workout, not much to lose and possibly a lot to gain.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      It’s good that Tourek got to taste some “Peyton Manning Blood”. Now, when Manning sees him lined up across from him, he will remember what’s coming!!! Mess with his psyche a little bit. Not to mention, the confidence he must have gained knowing that he just strip sacked the 2nd best QB in the league ; )

      • Tyreece Kaete Sr.

        Diegoooooooo

  • Mcnoodle

    I agree why would we pass up the young talent

    • why O why

      exactly… Pick him up on the cheap. Add into his contract monetary penalties for abusing drugs…

  • Calman21

    Wasn’t he the super lazy rookie?

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      I think he interviewed terribly and made alot of teams lose interest. Geathers & this guy were the worse 2 interviews at the combine.

      • Calman21

        I thought he had issues with effort (and showing up to practice) on his college team and with the Texans…I could be wrong.

    • Calman21

      I was wrong it was just the smoking weed thing.

  • tubbs45

    Are there any league penalties pending? I don’t think there is because there was no arrest or drug test. Do it TT reward>risk

  • RZ

    Irie*

  • blu3ny3llow

    Maybe cuz they talked to him before the draft is the reason why they haven’t brought him in….I’m a lul interested in watching Robinson play….ppl in Pittsburgh were saying he was the next James Harrison…guess we’ll see wat happens

  • Derek

    From the evidence Montgomery is Mingo without the talent. The texans got him in the 3rd after bombing his interview saying he took it easy on lesser competition. They immediately took him out of position from pass rusher to olb to de. My guess they were gonna try to make him a 3-4 de since he’s to slow or not good enough to play olb. No need for his jokes sometimes veteran is better