Sam Montgomery, Willie Jefferson and Cierre Wood were released by the Texans on Monday for violating team rules at the team hotel. The violations stemmed from marijuana use, according to a report from Tania Ganguli of ESPN.
Three sources told Ganguli the three players were released due to marijuana use, but Montgomery and Jefferson’s agent said there were no illegal drugs involved. Montgomery said he walked into a hotel room where Jefferson and Wood were smoking a cigar, only to later get called to meet with head coach Gary Kubiak, according to CSN Houston. According to Ganguli, Jefferson’s agent, Chad Cannon, also said the players were smoking a cigar and that illegal drugs were not involved.
“I still do have the tools to be able step in and compete,” Garcia said Wednesday on “NFL AM,” confirming that the offer had not been a joke. “And I think that … competitive spirit that burns within me, that has taken me through 18 years of playing the game, that just doesn’t fade away.”
Garcia, who spent 11 seasons in Wholesale Jerseys NFL the NFL, including a one-year stint with the Browns in 2004, said he was urged by his wife, a Cleveland native, to contact the team. After the season-ending injury to Brian Hoyer and the recent struggles of Weeden, Garcia figured he had nothing to lose.
“Maybe I’m teasing myself, or maybe it’s just one of those things where I haven’t completely left the game, but that’s why I played for so long … and it’s hard to put that fire out.”
Weeden, the team’s 2012 first-round pick, started both of the team’s opening losses before being benched in favor of Hoyer, who jumped Campbell to become the starter. Hoyer helped spark a three-game win streak, but was lost for the season with an ACL tear in Week 5 against the Bills. The Browns have lost their last two games with Weeden back in the starting role.
Garcia, most noted for his time with the Wholesale Cheap Jerseys 49ers from 1999 to 2003, retired in 2009. He is a regular analyst on the NFL Network.