Jets To Sign Ty Montgomery

Former Packers and Ravens running back Ty Montgomery will join the Jets’ new-look backfield. The Jets are signing Montgomery to a one-year deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.

Montgomery visited the Jets on Thursday, following Spencer Ware in doing so. The team evidently prefers Montgomery, who was scheduled to visit the Dolphins on Friday, per the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson (on Twitter).

The converted wide receiver is expected to be Le’Veon Bell‘s backup, Schefter writes, supplanting Eli McGuire and Trenton Cannon. While Montgomery has been prone to injuries, he will come to New York with fresh legs. While Bell has more than 1,200 career carries, Montgomery has logged 192.

While the 26-year-old Montgomery does not profile as a true RB2, the Jets’ backfield does gain some obvious pass-catching ability. He caught 44 passes for 348 yards in 2016, when the Packers moved him to running back because of injuries. Montgomery played in 15 games that season, averaging 5.9 yards per carry. The position change stuck, despite Montgomery keeping his wide receiver jersey number.

The former third-round pick fell out of favor with Green Bay last season, a fumbled kick return at the root of that ending. But the midseason castoff did average 5.5 yards per tote in Baltimore — albeit on 15 carries. McGuire posted 3.0 yards per handoff last year.

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    • Matthew Heywood

      You do know ware has been injured and done next to nothing for more than 2 years now right? Do you except him to magically not to be injured now?

      • diller1340

        You do know Ty Montgomery has been hurt and missed just as much time as Ware the past 2 seasons right?!?

        • Matthew Heywood

          Didn’t think that was possible as Ware literally got injured every time he got any playing time . I thought Montgomery just got benched for better players

          • diller1340

            It literally says in the article above “while Montgomery has been prone to injuries”

    • diller1340

      Ware when healthy is a quality RB….. Ty Montgomery is versatile but he was a below average receiver and that’s why he moved to RB and he is a well below average running back(no vision and can’t block a 5 year old girl) plus he fumble the packers season away by trying to be greedy on a kick return last year then they traded him the next day

      • Matthew Heywood

        Blaming the season on that fumble is a joke. Many, many other things went wrong for the packers last year

        • troll_smasher

          People will make stuff up, say anything when they have no valid argument. Montgomery is a solid slot guy and decent 3rd down back to give Bell a breather when needed.

          • diller1340

            I agree with that….. all I’m saying is Spencer Ware would be better

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