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Packers activate Andrew Quarless, place Ty Montgomery on IR

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The Packers made two significant roster moves on Monday.

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After another week of disappointing offensive production, the Green Bay Packers could use a boost to the receiving corps. To that end, they appear to have made some significant roster moves. According to a team press release, the Packers have activated tight end Andrew Quarless and placed wide receiver Ty Montgomery on season-ending injured reserve.

Quarless became eligible to come off of short-term injured reserve back in November, but Green Bay waited several weeks to allow him to work his way back into football shape. The tight end's addition gives Aaron Rodgers another reliable target in the passing game, as well as a capable blocker for the ground attack.

However, his return comes at a cost. Montgomery, who joined the team as a third-round pick this past spring, served as the team's top kickoff returner and one of its featured receivers prior to suffering a high-ankle sprain. The injury cost him eight games so far, and the offense hasn't looked the same without him. Montgomery came close to returning twice in recent weeks, but reportedly suffered setbacks each time. The Packers apparently determined that he either cannot play again this season or required too much time to return.

The roster moves leaves Green Bay with five wideouts and four tight ends on the active roster.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.