Ty Montgomery is an oddity in the NFL. We've discussed this at some length here at Acme Packing Company, calling him things like a receiver in a running back's body or a player without a position. Still, he is a 6-foot, 216-pound wide receiver, and those things don't go together every day.
So it should not be a surprise when you see him performing unusual or crazy feats. The Green Bay Packers' wide receivers have implemented some fascinating rituals in OTA practices over the past few weeks, including juggling and tossing bricks around - the former likely improves hand-eye coordination, while the latter presumably is used to improve grip, forearm, and hand strength.
This video posted to the team's Facebook page shows both of these activities taking place, and although the focal point of the clip is Randall Cobb and Davante Adams' juggling skills, watch Montgomery (88) in the background playing around with a large landscaping brick.
Good lord, Ty. That's some serious strength between his right elbow and his fingertips (and tangentially, his upper arm and shoulder as well).
We certainly hope that Montgomery is able to return to the practice field fully at the start of training camp in July. So far he has sat out of team drills as he continues to work on rehabilitating his ankle injury; however, we look forward to hopefully seeing his impressive hands later this summer.
(h/t to loyal APC member Matub for pointing out this video to us.)