HOUSTON, TX (KTRE) - Former Stephen F. Austin State University football standout Willie Jefferson and two other players were placed on waivers Monday by the Houston Texans for violating team rules over the weekend.
A "Houston Chronicle" blogger broke the news Monday.
According to the article by John McClain, Jefferson (outside linebacker), running back Cierre Wood, and defensive end Sam Montgomery were all waived for "unspecified" violations of team rules.
"The Texans gave no explanation for releasing the three rookies, all of whom were inactive for Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Chiefs, but a person familiar with the situation said they were waived because they violated unspecified team rules," McClain wrote in his "Ultimate Texans" blog.
McClain said a source told him the three players were sent home to Houston on Sunday morning and informed they were going to be released Monday.
However, when East Texas News called the Houston Texans media relations department Monday afternoon, a spokesperson said she could not confirm that Jefferson had been cut from the team.
"Jefferson, who was kicked out of Baylor after failing multiple tests for marijuana, played at Stephen F. Austin," McClain wrote. "He was signed as an undrafted free agent and showed a lot of potential as a pass rusher. He contributed on special teams."
According to the Houston Texans Website, the 6-foot-5 Jefferson had one solo tackle and one assist during the 2013 regular season.
Jefferson made enough of an impression during the preseason that Kubiak had him working with the starting defensive players at times, according to a previous East Texas News story.