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Ty Montgomery

New Orleans Saints
Running Back #88
New Orleans Saints
Running Back #88
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One catch against former team

Montgomery caught his only target for five yards during Sunday's 38-3 win over Green Bay.

Analysis: While Montgomery saw just over a quarter of the offensive snaps, his most impactful plays came on special teams, particularly when he downed a punt at the Packers' 5-yard line. He should remain involved in the offense to some degree even when Michael Thomas (ankle) and Tre'Quan Smith (hamstring) are back in the fold, but Montgomery probably won't be seeing enough playing time to merit fantasy consideration even without those guys in the lineup.

Sep 13, 2021 10:30 AM EST

Already back at practice

Montgomery (undisclosed) is practicing Thursday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Montgomery was carted off the field Wednesday for undisclosed reasons, but whatever the case, he's clearly avoided any sort of serious injury. The versatile veteran has taken most of his reps as a wideout as of late.

Aug 12, 2021 9:31 AM EST

Carted off field

Montgomery (undisclosed) was carted off the field at practice Wednesday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: The reason for Montgomery's worrying departure from practice remains undisclosed. The sixth-year veteran has been taking the majority of his reps in training camp at wide receiver, and with Michael Thomas (ankle) set to miss regular-season action and Tre'Quan Smith (undisclosed) currently not practicing, the Saints can ill afford to lose any more pass catchers.

Aug 11, 2021 10:37 AM EST

Returning to wide receiver

Head coach Sean Payton indicated that Montgomery is now being prioritized as a wide receiver, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports. "Ty's played running back and receiver for us. We want to focus a little bit more on his reps being at receiver," Payton said.

Analysis: Payton said that the recent decision to sign Devonta Freeman started with the decision to switch things up with Montgomery, making it sound as if Montgomery isn't a consideration at running back anymore. Instead, the Saints seem to want the six-year veteran to return to the position he primarily played in college in an attempt to stabilize a wide receiver room that has Michael Thomas (ankle) under wraps and Deonte Harris potentially facing legal fallout from a DUI charge. Without Thomas and Harris, the Saints' top three receivers would be Tre'Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway and Chris Hogan -- and the former running back in Montgomery offers a different skill set than all of them.

Aug 3, 2021 7:50 AM EST

Re-signs on one-year deal

Montgomery re-signed with the Saints on a one-year deal Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: It sounds as if the contract is more incentive-laden than anything else, but it does come with a $137,500 bonus. The veteran running back played in six games last season compiling the fewest carries (19) and rushing yards (101) since his rookie year, but almost all that production came in a meaningless Week 17 contest against the Panthers where Montgomery averaged close to six yards-per-carry.

Mar 6, 2021 7:15 AM EST

Racks up five touches in loss

Montgomery rushed four times for 14 yards and caught his only target for 13 yards in the Saints' 30-20 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Montgomery saw some extended work out of the backfield with both Latavius Murray (quadriceps) and Taysom Hill (knee) out of action, but he was unable to turn his opportunities into meaningful production. The hybrid running back/receiver is slated for free agency in 2021, and his future with the Saints is unclear. Even if he returns, he'll likely play behind Murray and Alvin Kamara.

Jan 18, 2021 7:17 AM EST

Inactive for wild-card game

Montgomery (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's wild-card game against the Bears.

Analysis: Montgomery was outstanding in relief last week, posting 105 yards on 18 carries and adding a two-yard reception. However, Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray and Dwayne Washington have all been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, so Montgomery will watch from the sidelines to begin the playoffs.

Jan 10, 2021 12:18 PM EST

Racks up 107 scrimmage yards

Montgomery carried 18 times for 105 yards and caught one of two targets for two yards during Sunday's 33-7 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: With practically the entirety of Saints' backfield corps in the COVID-19 protocol, Montgomery took on a featured role and gashed the Carolina defense for 5.8 yards per carry. He wasn't very involved in the passing attack with his team playing from ahead the whole game, but it was still a surprisingly effective performance from a veteran who had logged just three offensive touches on the season coming in. Montgomery could have a part to play in the wild-card round game against the Bears if Alvin Kamara and/or Latavius Murray are still sidelined, but both backs seemingly have a chance to return for the start of the postseason.

Jan 3, 2021 7:28 PM EST

Opportunity knocks

Montgomery is expected to be the Saints' lead running back in Sunday's game against the Panthers, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.

Analysis: Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray and Dwayne Washington are all in COVID-19 protocol, thus making them unavailable for the season finale. The Saints are expected to promote running back Tony Jones from the practice squad, and Taysom Hill figures to get his fair share of running plays as well. Montgomery has just one carry this year, but he rushed 32 times for 103 yards for the Jets in 2019.

Jan 2, 2021 8:46 AM EST

Active for Week 16

Montgomery is active for Friday's game against the Vikings, Mike Triplett of reports.

Analysis: After being a healthy scratch each of the past two weeks, Montgomery will be available Friday to help a New Orleans offense that will be without top pass-catcher Michael Thomas (ankle).

Dec 25, 2020 12:23 PM EST

Healthy scratch Sunday

Montgomery (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Philadelphia.

Analysis: Montgomery was clear of the injury report after missing the last two games with the hamstring issue, but he finds himself on the inactives list as a healthy scratch. Alvin Kamara and Latvius Murray will continue to lead New Orleans' backfield, with Dwayne Washington available as the reserve option.

Dec 13, 2020 12:32 PM EST

Full speed at Wednesday's practice

Montgomery (hamstring) practiced without limitations Wednesday.

Analysis: After missing two straight games, Montgomery is on track to return to the lineup following a full-speed practice. He's played in just four games this year, totaling 12 snaps on offense and making most of his impact on special teams.

Dec 9, 2020 4:11 PM EST

Will miss second straight game

Montgomery (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Analysis: Montgomery will miss a second consecutive game after being unable to practice all week. Dwayne Washington will pick up any of the backfield scraps left over behind Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray, while Montgomery will set his sights on returning in Week 14 against the Eagles.

Dec 4, 2020 1:38 PM EST

Unable to play Sunday

Montgomery (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Analysis: Montgomery suffered this hamstring injury at some point during the practice week and won't be able to play through it. In turn, Dwayne Washington will be the main backup to the tandem of Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray. Montgomery's next chance to play is Week 13 against the Falcons.

Nov 27, 2020 5:34 PM EST

Sidelined Sunday

Montgomery (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday at Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Montgomery last saw the field Week 2, as he's missed five games due to a hamstring injury. He was activated from IR just this past week, but with all of Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray and Dwayne Washington healthy and active, Montgomery will make it six straight absences Sunday.

Nov 8, 2020 4:07 PM EST

Back from IR

Montgomery (hamstring) has been activated from IR for Sunday's game versus the Buccaneers, Luke Johnson of reports.

Analysis: Montgomery has been practicing for three weeks now, so he's ready to return to action for this divisional tilt. He hasn't played since Week 2, and he recorded just three touches through the first two games. With the Saints' offense mostly healthy, too, his role will be reserved to change-of-pace duties behind Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray.

Nov 6, 2020 3:30 PM EST

Preparing to return from IR

The Saints designated Montgomery (hamstring) to return from IR on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Montgomery missed three games, and with the benefit of a Week 6 bye, it appears he could return to action Sunday versus the Panthers. The 27-year-old running back will add depth in the backfield upon return, but he's unlikely to take any reps from Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray.

Oct 19, 2020 3:35 PM EST

Shifts to IR

Montgomery was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Mike Triplett of reports.

Analysis: Montgomery was a surprise entry on the injury report Friday, earning a questionable designation for Sunday's contest with the Packers. A revenge matchup with his former team will have to wait another day as the Saints made the surprising choice to put Montgomery on injured reserve the following day. The scatback will be out a minimum of three weeks, leaving Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray to shoulder the burden of an offense absent star wideout Michael Thomas (ankle).

Sep 26, 2020 1:55 PM EST

Status in question for Sunday

Montgomery (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Packers, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Montgomery was free and clear of the Saints' injury report until Friday, when he was limited at practice due to a hamstring injury. This may indicate an issue stemming from the session itself, but the reserve running back's status now will remain up in the air until about 90 minutes before Sunday's 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff. An absence from Montgomery could pave the way for Dwayne Washington to earn his first snaps of the season, but the Saints backfield still is paced by Alvin Kamara, with Latavius Murray in a change-of-pace role.

Sep 25, 2020 2:10 PM EST

Catches two passes in loss

Montgomery caught two of three targets for 25 yards in the Saints' 34-24 loss to the Raiders on Monday.

Analysis: Montgomery was used sparingly in this one, as he accounted for just his second and third touches of the season. Barring injuries, the third-stringer will likely struggle to take the field this season as he plays behind Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray.

Sep 22, 2020 3:29 PM EST

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