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Ty Montgomery keeping No. 88

AP

Ty Montgomery is staying at running back, and Montgomery recently tweeted that he’s keeping his No. 88.

Packers Coach Mike McCarthy said after last season that Montgomery would likely change his number since he was changing positions. Montgomery originally moved from wide receiver to running back last season out of necessity, then he looked like a natural.

Mongtomery finished last season with 457 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 77 carries. The Packers drafted Montgomery in the third round in 2015 as a wide receiver, and though he got his first carries last October he didn’t really take off as a running back until last December. Montgomery ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns in a game vs. the Bears in December.

Eddie Lacy, who’s been the Packers’ No. 1 running back when healthy, is a free agent and remains unsigned. Even if he comes back, Montgomery did enough to show he’ll be in the team’s plans at running back.

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13 Responses to “Ty Montgomery keeping No. 88”
  1. ariani1985 says: Mar 13, 2017 6:53 PM

    When you lead the league in fumbles you should have something to say!

  2. filthymcnasty3 says: Mar 13, 2017 6:54 PM

    The number 88 is a constant reminder of his diversity. His 5.9 YPA were almost a yard better than Zeke’s average.

    Better football.

    For better people.

  3. jjb0811 says: Mar 13, 2017 6:56 PM

    Goodell will fine him for wearing a WR number while taking handoffs.

  4. PFTCommentSectionIsFullOfBigotry says: Mar 13, 2017 6:56 PM

    So many moons ago Charles Woodson shoulda claim he was at QB to wear the #2 jersey!!!

  5. jimmysee says: Mar 13, 2017 6:58 PM

    Call the man ‘Rocket 88!’

  6. questionableopinion says: Mar 13, 2017 6:58 PM

    If I was a WR turned RB, I would want to keep my WR number as well, so I could show off my diverse skillz and wear that WR number as a badge of honor.

    Lacy and Montgomery would make for an awesome 1-2 punch.

    Some people have Alvin Kamara landing in Green Bay with the first pick, but I feel like he’s similar to Montgomery, so you’d be getting more of the same. That same is good, but I think it would be better to have someone like Lacy changing it up on defenses.

  7. tjacks7 says: Mar 13, 2017 7:00 PM

    Not in the No Fun League which mandates a running backs number must be between 20 and 49.

  8. patsxsaintsfan says: Mar 13, 2017 7:01 PM

    Over goodells dead body.

  9. starman2112 says: Mar 13, 2017 7:11 PM

    he will try to sell his number to Martellus Bennett!

  10. fedora59 says: Mar 13, 2017 7:20 PM

    Well I’ll sleep better tonight. I was really worried about that.

  11. frank booth says: Mar 13, 2017 9:12 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Mar 13, 2017 6:53 PM
    When you lead the league in fumbles you should have something to say!
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    Montgomery was tied for 65th in the league in fumbles (2), along with 38 other players.

  12. buckybadger says: Mar 13, 2017 10:39 PM

    Packers need to draft a starting RB. Ty is good for a change of pace but will never hold up being the top guy not to mention his pass blocking leaves something to be desired.

  13. shaggytoodle says: Mar 14, 2017 12:45 AM

    starman2112 says:
    Mar 13, 2017 7:11 PM
    he will try to sell his number to Martellus Bennett!
    ___________________

    Except Bennett did a social media vote on what number he should wear, I may be wrong but I think 80 had the most.

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