Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is active for today’s game against the Vikings. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning that Montgomery “is not expected to be limited going in.” But NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport hears that he’ll split carries with RB Aaron Jones. Montgomery seems like the better bet for pass-catching work. Both guys are risk/reward fantasy plays.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is expected to play against the Vikings today and that he "is not expected to be limited going in." It's the most optimistic report we've heard yet. Montgomery will still be at risk of an in-game setback. And it's unclear how much RB Aaron Jones will eat into his workload. But Montgomery now looks like the best Week 6 fantasy bet in Green Bay's backfield.
Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. He put in a full week of practice, though, and signs point to him playing. The bigger question is Montgomery’s workload with the rib injury and RB Aaron Jones’ emergence. Consider Montgomery and Jones both risk/reward RB2s for Week 6.
Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) was again listed as a full participant on Thursday. This workout, unlike Wednesday's, was in full pads. Montgomery told reporters afterward that he "felt fine" and that he feels "comfortable" after taking some contact. It sure sounds like he's on track to play against the Vikings this weekend. We'll get another update tomorrow.
Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice. That would seemingly put him on track for this weekend's game vs. the Vikings, but insider Jason Wilde tweeted that there's "no guarantee he plays." There's likely still concern about Montgomery's ability to absorb contact with those broken ribs. We'll continue to track his status over the next few days.
Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is inactive for today’s game against the Cowboys. His absence leaves the backfield to Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. Jones reportedly got the 1st-team work in practice this week and is the preferred fantasy play.
Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. He was limited in practice all week, but it looks like Green Bay is going to (wisely) hold him out. We’ll see if he can get ready for Week 6. RB Jamaal Williams (knee), meanwhile, put in a full week of practice and will play vs. Dallas. He’s been ahead of Aaron Jones on the depth chart all year, but we’re expecting something close to a 50/50 split on Sunday. It makes both guys risk/reward RB3s.
Packers RB Ty Montgomery was on the practice field for the start of Wednesday's practice. ESPN's Rob Demovsky notes that Montgomery was sporting "significant protection" over his injured ribs. Whether he plays against Dallas this weekend will likely depend on how he feels throughout the practice week. RB Jamaal Williams (knee) also practiced on Wednesday.
Packers RB Ty Montgomery confirmed in a Monday radio appearance that he has multiple broken ribs. He also admitted that he's iffy for this weekend's game against the Cowboys. "I'm going to do my best to try to be out there," Montgomery said. "But of course, I have to be wary of risking something more serious. I don't want to puncture any internal organs ... I'm feeling a lot better than I felt on Thursday. I can laugh now, I can sleep now. My movement's fine. It's just a matter of, is it going to be safe enough for me to be out there and not risk internal injury? That's the conversation I'm trying to have now." Earlier reports had Montgomery "day-to-day," but he seems no better than 50/50 to play this Sunday. We'll monitor him throughout the week.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Packers RB Ty Montgomery is “day to day” and “could play” against the Cowboys. That’s excellent news, as Montgomery seemed like a near lock to miss multiple games. He’ll have some extra time to heal after playing on Thursday night. We’ll continue to track his status.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Packers RB Ty Montgomery suffered broken ribs in Thursday night's game vs. Chicago. The Packers have denied that report and continue to say only that Montgomery has a chest injury. The situation should clear up over the next 24 hours. RB Aaron Jones will be the Packers RB to own if both Montgomery and Jamaal Williams (knee) miss time.
Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter is also reporting that Montgomery broke his ribs. "Packers uncertain how long he’ll be out," Schefter adds.
Packers RB Ty Montgomery suffered what the team is calling a chest injury on the 1st drive of Thursday night's game against the Bears. He headed to the locker room with trainers and is questionable to return. Montgomery carried 5 times for 28 yards before exiting.
Update: Montgomery has been ruled out for the rest of the game.
Packers RB Ty Montgomery (leg) returned to practice on Tuesday, according to insider Tom Silverstein. He ended up missing a few practices and the 2nd preseason game with the "soft-tissue" injury. RB Jamaal Williams failed to take much advantage in that exhibition, carrying 5 times for 15 yards. Montgomery remains the heavy favorite to operate as Green Bay's lead back this season.
Packers RB Ty Montgomery has missed the past 2 days of practice with a lower leg injury. When asked for details on Tuesday, Montgomery offered, "just soft-tissue stuff." He added, "It was just something on and off. Something I’m dealing with. Nothing in particular that happened. Nothing major. Nothing to worry about." We'll keep an eye on this one.
ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports that Packers rookie RB Jamaal Williams might be challenging RB Ty Montgomery's role. Williams took the 1st reps with the starters in team drills Thursday and has earned praise for his pass protection. According to Demovsky, Montgomery is still learning that area. Of course, it's not surprising that Williams would be ahead there. He has played RB for a long time, while Montgomery's in his 1st offseason at the position. We're not overreacting to one day of reps here, though. We'll see where this goes, especially as Green Bay gets into preseason games.
Packers HC Mike McCarthy gushed about RB Ty Montgomery on Monday. "He's the full threat," McCarthy said. "He can obviously run it, he can catch it, he can displace and run routes and catch it. He just needs the reps in pass protection, because he's actually really high in ability for pass protection. That guy's a stud now. He's got it in his body. He's a very good young player." McCarthy already named Montgomery his starter earlier this offseason, and it sounds like he's continued to impress since. With a 3-down skill set in a top-notch offense, there's RB1 upside here.
Packers RB Ty Montgomery spent a chunk of his offseason focusing on his footwork as he continues his transition to a full-time RB. He worked out with trainer Rischad Whitfield, who's spent time with Le'Veon Bell, Melvin Gordon and Emmanuel Sanders, among others -- and earned the nickname Footwork King. "He's extremely serious about this," Whitfield said of Montgomery's move to RB. "Football is a game where you don't really have much time to think, you've got to react. I'm trying to help him change direction quicker, make his cuts quicker and sharper. We're working on it all. He's all-in at the running back position. He wants to be a dual-threat running back." Montgomery has also bulked up to nearly 223 pounds. (There's a picture and video of him here.) Coming off what certainly looks like a productive offseason, Montgomery boasts a sky-high fantasy ceiling in 2017.
Count Packers RBs coach Ben Sirmans coach among those eager to see what Ty Montgomery can do in his 1st full season at RB. "... You can see (that he’s) an instinctive runner, you can see all those things come into play,” Sirmans said. “I guess the biggest thing I can say is, I’m very, very excited about him – without saying ‘This is what I expect, this is what he’s going to be.’ I’m just really excited. Really excited about him.” Montgomery ripped off 5.9 yards per carry -- in addition to catching 44 balls -- after moving to RB last year. Now in line to serve as Green Bay's lead back all season, Montgomery's fantasy upside reaches into RB1 territory.
Green Bay's Ty Montgomery is feeling more comfortable after spending the entire offseason focusing on the RB position. “I was running a lot on instincts [last year]," he said. "I knew where I was supposed to be going, but it was instinct. Now, I know techniques. I know rotations and linebacker positions, and fronts and understanding gap rules and what the defense is supposed to be doing. Now when I get out there, I know my reads and my aiming points and I can just add that to my instincts. I’m excited to do that.” Montgomery hadn't played RB since grade school before making the move there midway through last season. That didn't stop him from busting off 5.9 yards per carry on 77 totes. HC Mike McCarthy has already tabbed Montgomery the team's starting RB this season, despite the additions of rookies Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones. There's loads of fantasy upside here.
The Packers have released RB Christine Michael. The writing was on the wall when Green Bay drafted 3 RBs over the weekend. Michael is still only 26 but has proven to be a fantasy football tease over the past 5 seasons. The Packers also released RB Don Jackson, leaving them with Ty Montgomery and rookies Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones and Devante Mays.
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