Just two days ago, the Raiders signed defensive end Sam Montgomery to their practice squad and now he has been placed on injured reserve. The rookie out of LSU was chosen in the third round in the 2013 draft by the Texans but was cut in October for violating team rules.

The once highly touted defensive end was out of work for two months before the Raiders signed him. This made it seem like there was more to this story than met the eye. Perhaps it was injury concern?

He showed up to Texans camp out of shape and then suffered an ankle injury his first day of practice on August 1. Texans coach Gary Kubiak was very frustrated with Montgomery from the first day he showed up.

"He's way behind the team. Way behind," said Kubiak at the time. "He's behind conditioning wise and, now, he's got an ankle that he can do nothing about. It's not his fault, but he's way behind. Got to get back out here."

Now, Montgomery is placed on injured reserve on his first day of Raiders practice.