The Green Bay Packers expected to take on the Atlanta Falcons without the services of Randall Cobb. Now, the team must make do without its other position-versatile wideout. According to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, an illness will force Ty Montgomery to join Cobb on the inactive list Sunday.
Since injuries sidelined running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks, the Packers have used Montgomery heavily as part of their running-back rotation. He appeared likely to take the lead in the backfield again in Atlanta prior to coming down with his illness. That leaves only undrafted rookie Don Jackson, fullback Aaron Ripkowski, and the recently acquired Knile Davis available for backfield work.
Montgomery's absence also affects the receiving corps, which lost Jared Abbrederis to injured reserve this week in addition to Cobb. The Packers did add undrafted rookie Geronimo Allison from the practice squad to pad its depth. Allison now figures to see some action on offense in addition to snaps on special teams.
On the year, Montgomery has registered 230 yards from scrimmage. He has also returned six kickoffs for 147 yards.