The Texans cut rookie linebacker Sam Montgomery and two others for violating team rules. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
The Houston Texans cut three rookie players on Monday for a violation of team rules at the team hotel in Kansas City, the team announced.
The Texans lost to the Chiefs 17-16 on Sunday.
The team waived defensive end Sam Montgomery, linebacker Willie Jefferson, and running back Cierre Wood. All three players were sent home Sunday morning before the Texans game.
Montgomery was a third round pick out of LSU in April's NFL Draft. Jefferson and Wood were undrafted rookies.
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The team did not state what kind of rules the players violated. The Texans are 2-5 going into their bye week, having lost five games in row.