(October 21, 2013) -- The Houston Texans cut three players on Monday, including former Baylor Bear and Stephen F. Austin outside linebacker Willie Jefferson.
The Texans also waived running back Cierre Wood and defensive end Sam Montgomery.
The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain first reported the three players were released because they violated unspecified team rules at their Kansas City hotel on Saturday. The three were sent home Sunday morning and were released on Monday.
ESPN.com cited three sources saying that the violation occurred due to marijuana use. Jefferson's agent, Chad Cannon, told ESPN.com that the players were smoking a cigar in the team hotel and that illegal drugs were not involved.
Jefferson played wide receiver at Baylor before being released from the program in 2010 for failing multiple tests for marijuana. He finished college at Stephen F. Austin and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Texans in August. Jefferson contributed mostly on special teams.