Texans Mini-Camp Notes: Montgomery, Williams Sidelined But OK

By DEEPI SIDHU, SportsRadio 610

HOUSTON (CBS Houston)  Third-round picks Sam Montgomery and Brennan Williams were both sidelined during rookie mini-camp this weekend.

Sam Montgomery, who suffered tightening in his lower back on Friday and Saturday morning due to possible turf issues, was able to return to mini-camp Saturday afternoon when practice was held outside.  Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was pleased with what he saw with the linebackers in mini-camp.

“I think we’ve got the best group of rookie linebackers that we’ve had since I’ve been here,” Phillips said. “A lot of guys have the chance and the opportunity to help us.”

Brennan Williams, offensive tackle from North Carolina, had an MRI on his knee Saturday.  Williams left practice early Saturday morning after suffering an injury while rolling his knee during a drill.  The MRI revealed no major damage but Williams did not return to mini-camp as added precaution.

“He’s fine. We’ll hold him… and put him back to work with our guys next week,” said head coach Gary Kubiak.

Williams will be competing for the starting right tackle role with third-year veteran Derek Newton who is recovering from offseason knee surgery and Ryan Harris who was re-signed by the Texans on April 8.

Both Montgomery and Williams will be ready for OTAs (organized team activities) which begin May 20 for the Texans.

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