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Texans release three players

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The Houston Texans released defensive end Sam Montgomery, outside linebacker Willie Jefferson and running back Cierre Wood after they violated team rules at their Kansas City hotel, according to the Houston Chronicle.

All three players were reportedly sent home Sunday morning and were among the Texans' inactives for Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Chiefs.

Montgomery was a third-round draft pick this year and has struggled to get playing time. Wood and Jefferson are also first-year players. Jefferson was reportedly dismissed from Baylor for failing multiple drug tests.

The Texans, who have lost five straight games, have a bye this week. They host the Indianapolis Colts Nov. 3.
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