Ty Montgomery is many things. He’s a versatile weapon as adept at running the route tree as he is pounding the ball up the middle for tough yards. Unfortunately, he also has a history of getting injured and missing time, and in the first half of the Packers’ third preseason game, he suffered a foot injury late in the first quarter and has headed to the locker room to be evaluated.
Montgomery was called upon in short yardage on a third and one play and was unable to muscle forward when Raiders defensive end Tank Carradine out-muscled Adam Pankey, standing him up and forcing a punt.
Montgomery is best used in situations where a run or pass is equally likely, and running him into a jumbo formation seems less than ideal. Hopefully it’s nothing, but with Aaron Jones suspended for the first two games of the season, the Packers lack depth to start the year, and the backups haven’t exactly shined in preseason. At this rate, it may be nothing but the Jamaal Williams show in the early going.
A fourth-year pro out of Stanford, Montgomery has finished two of his first three NFL seasons on injured reserve. Last year he played in eight games, starting five, but suffered a number of injuries, including a rib injury, that landed him on IR.