| Ty Montgomery expected to play|
Could split carries with Aaron Jones
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 15, 7:30 am
|Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery, listed as questionable on Friday's injury report, is expected to play and not be limited Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter. Montgomery practiced last week wearing a flak jacket to protect the multiple broken ribs he suffered in the Sept. 28 game against the Chicago Bears. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: With Montgomery active, expect the two backs to split carries although Aaron Jones seems like the safer flex play in Week 6. Montgomery will wear a flak jacket to protect his ribs.
| Ty Montgomery feeling "fine"|
Took some hits in practice while wearing flak jacket Thursday
By: Doug Orth | Thu Oct 12, 6:35 pm
|Ty Montgomery said he took some hits on his ribs in practice and "felt fine." He said it made him "feel comfortable" that he was able to absorb some hits while playing with a protective flak jacket seen here under his jersey at today's practice. (ESPN - Rob Demovsky)|
FFToday's Take: It sounds as if he Montgomery has a decent shot at playing in Week 6, although the team could always sit him out this week and next in order to give his ribs nearly a month to recover. Aaron Jones may have done enough already to share early-down carries (if not assume the role outright), but Montgomery's contributions as a receiver out of the backfield figure to remain a staple of the offense when he returns.
| Ty Montgomery doubtful|
Rib injury will likely keep Packers RB on the sideline
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 6, 4:02 pm
|#Packers RB Ty Montgomery, dealing with broken ribs, listed as doubtful vs. Cowboys, as expected. WR Davante Adams (concussion) questionable. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Dealing with multiple broken ribs, look for Montgomery to be on the inactive list Sunday. In his absence, Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones will handle running back duties. It's unclear at this time who will get the start but don't expect either back to handle 90 percent of the workload like Montgomery has done this season.
| Packers RBs limited Wednesday|
Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 4, 2:15 pm
|Ty Montgomery practiced with significant protection around his ribs. Fellow RB Jamaal Williams (knee) also on the field. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Montgomery is dealing with multiple broken ribs while Williams suffered a sprained knee in Week 4 against the Bears. It's too early to tell if either back will play Sunday but their limited participation is a good sign. Aaron Jones would see more opportunities if either back is limited or sits.
| Ty Montgomery dealing with multiple broken ribs|
Packers RB says organ safety is a concern moving forward
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Oct 3, 10:25 am
|Ty Montgomery said during "Clubhouse Live" that he's going to
"do my best to try to be out there" but that he's worried about "risking something more serious" by playing through what he callwed "multiple" broken ribs. "I don't want to puncture any internal organs. We all know how serious that can be."
FFToday's Take: If Montgomery can't go this week, we could be looking at lots of touches for rookie Aaron Jones, since Jamaal Williams (knee) is also expected to miss time.
| Jamaal Williams avoids serious knee injury|
Could miss next game, not more
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 29, 1:30 pm
|Packers RB Jamaal Williams MRI results came back negative - no ligament damage, purely muscular, per source. Could miss next game, not more. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: With Ty Montgomery likely on the shelf for a few weeks with broken ribs, the Packers will need their rookie running backs to fill in. It sounds like Aaron Jones could be the featured running back in Week 5 while Williams recovers from his sprained knee injury.