Packer Notes: Montgomery Gone, Harris or Bigby Set To Return, Finley Has Surgery, and Driver Is Out

GREEN BAY WI - OCTOBER 17: Donald Driver #80 of the Green Bay Packers runs against the Miami Dolphins at Lambeau Field on October 17 2010 in Green Bay Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

In a minor roster move, the Green Bay Packers announced the release of DE Michael Montgomery. While the veteran had spent five seasons with the Packers, he was just re-signed a couple weeks ago after he spent training camp with the Vikings. It was a signing brought on by the waive of injuries, but the acquisition of NT Howard Green and the return of DE Cullen Jenkins have returned a little depth to the defensive line. Montgomery was a useful player in the old 4-3 defense, but he was never a good fit in their 3-4 scheme. 

The release of Montgomery opens up a roster spot for either CB Al Harris or SS Atari Bigby to return next Sunday. According to Jason Wilde, it's not clear who's going to claim that roster spot. A couple weeks ago it looked as if Harris was closer to returning, but Bigby seemed closer last week. Mike McCarthy said they have until after the Cowboys game to make roster decisions on Harris, Bigby, and RB James Starks.

The 2010 season is over for him no matter how his recovery goes, but TE Jermichael Finley told Jason Wilde that he had emergency surgery for an infection last week. Doctors put a central line in his chest and it won't be removed for another month and a half. He's going through a rough patch right now. Stay healthy and get better for 2011.

In an interview with Bill Michaels, WR Donald Driver said he would not play on Sunday. They don't need all hands on deck for a demoralized Cowboys team, but his absence doesn't help an offense that is trying to get back on track. Set your fantasy roster accordingly.

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