Packers place Ty Montgomery on IR, sign Michael Clark

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The Packers placed running back Ty Montgomery on injured reserve, promoting wide receiver Michael Clark to take his place.

Montgomery has dealt with a wrist injury off and on since early in the season, via Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He first showed up on the injury report after leaving the Sept. 28 game against the Bears.

The team took his wrist injury off the injury report before the Packers’ past two games against Baltimore and Pittsburgh. Montgomery will require surgery, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

Montgomery, who also has dealt with a rib injury this season, played in eight games this season with 71 carries for 273 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught 23 passes for 173 yards and one touchdown.

Clark originally signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent on May 5. The Packers signed him to the practice squad Sept. 3, the day after waiving him.

He played basketball at St. Francis (Pa.) before transferring to Marshall to play football. The 2016 season was the first time he played organized football since his freshman year of high school.

Clark started all 12 games he played for Marshall, finishing No. 3 on the team with 37 receptions for 632 yards (17.1 avg.) and five touchdowns.

17 responses to “Packers place Ty Montgomery on IR, sign Michael Clark

  1. Replace your “receiver turned running back”, with a guy that played his first organized football a year ago??? Save your “we’re too injured, and don’t have anybody left to play RB” excuse. It’s called “depth”, and the good GM’s know how to build their team with it. If this move doesn’t finally expose the ineptitude in the Green Bay front office, nothing will. #cleanhouse #rebuild #better football for…..

  2. Very disappointing for Ty.
    He’s worked hard over the offseason to learn the position and rebuild his body to take on the overall pounding and abuse RBs endure during the course of the season.
    I loved the idea of the position move on its surface, but you have to be available to make an impact.

    Though I’m pleased with the strides the rookies have made this year.
    I do believe that Jones and Williams will make a formidable one, two punch for this offense.
    More substance over flash.

    My only hesitation is the fact we’re bound to see more of Randall Cobb out of the backfield. Sigh!
    MM can’t resist tinkering with this formation.
    I realize he wants to exploit the WR/LB mismatch in the passing game, but I just think this is sometimes detrimental to the overall scheme.

  3. Sometimes you know when to hold ’em, sometimes you know when to fold ’em. It doesn’t mean you’re no longer able to play cards.

  4. housemusic1200 says:
    December 1, 2017 at 5:43 pm
    Replace your “receiver turned running back”, with a guy that played his first organized football a year ago??? Save your “we’re too injured, and don’t have anybody left to play RB” excuse. It’s called “depth”, and the good GM’s know how to build their team with it. If this move doesn’t finally expose the ineptitude in the Green Bay front office, nothing will. #cleanhouse #rebuild #better football for…..
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    You do realize that Michael Clark is a WR.
    Just because you IR a running back doesn’t necessarily mean you need to replace that position on the active roster.
    Why the Green Bay brass felt the need to call up another WR is anyone’s guess. (I too, would have preferred another pass rusher.)
    They have more access to information than you or I.
    But, even if Clark is active on Sunday, I would expect him to be helping out on special teams and not carrying the rock.

  5. mnrasslinggovjesse says:

    housemusic, they’ve got a couple of pretty good RBs named Jones and Williams, found this Spring by the “inept” GM. They’re in better shape than most teams at RB.
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    In which alternative universe do you operate?

    Jones has had two good games out of 6 and hasn’t played since the Bear game when he suffered an MCL injury.

    Williams came in to the Bear game after Jones went down, and needed 20 carries to get 67 yards in the Packers only win since Rodgers went down. That was his best game. His 3.2 YPA average isn’t better than most teams current #1 RB.

    You have a couple of guys that MIGHT mature into NFL RB’s.

    There is no way you can say with a straight face that either one is “pretty good” and the the Packers are in better shape at RB than most NFL teams when the Packers are currently #21 in the NFL in yards rushing per game.

  6. CB, Davon House was just yesterday talking about how much potential Clark had. You wonder if another team made an overture to Clark and Ted didn’t want to lose him. You also wonder why House is talking up guys on the practice squad. Once again, the Packers show a lack of organizational control. See pot smoking arrests.

  7. wafflestomp says:
    December 1, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    My only hesitation is the fact we’re bound to see more of Randall Cobb out of the backfield. Sigh!
    MM can’t resist tinkering with this formation.
    I realize he wants to exploit the WR/LB mismatch in the passing game, but I just think this is sometimes detrimental to the overall scheme.
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    I’ve got to disagree here. I agree that MM certainly has has his flaws, but this isn’t one of them. Look at Cobb’s production, and especially RAC, 2012-2014 when he was a swiss army knife vs the last 3 years when he’s been used almost exclusively at wideout. ~15 ypc vs ~ 10 ypc. He just doesn’t break away from dbs the way he can lbs. He needs to be in space to be effective, and if anything his versatility has been underutilized, esp w/ Adams’ emergence as a 2nd big time receiver.

  8. In which alternative universe do you operate?

    Jones has had two good games out of 6 and hasn’t played since the Bear game when he suffered an MCL injury.

    Williams came in to the Bear game after Jones went down, and needed 20 carries to get 67 yards in the Packers only win since Rodgers went down. That was his best game. His 3.2 YPA average isn’t better than most teams current #1 RB.

    You have a couple of guys that MIGHT mature into NFL RB’s.

    There is no way you can say with a straight face that either one is “pretty good” and the the Packers are in better shape at RB than most NFL teams when the Packers are currently #21 in the NFL in yards rushing per game.
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    Well, I’ve had to listen to the Barneys tell me (ad nauseam) how they had nabbed the ROY and future Hall of Famer, Dalvin Cook in this year’s draft.

    Though he looked good in a small sample size, there were other young backs that compared favorably if not better.
    Kareem Hunt, Alvin Kamara and yes, Aaron Jones.

    Dalvin Cook: 74 att. 354 yds. 4.8 ypa. 2 tds.

    Aaron Jones: 70 att. 370 yds. 5.3 ypa. 3 tds.

    Jones has been off to a great start, especially when you consider defenses have been stacking the box since Rodgers went down.
    Oh, and a little FYI for you, though the Packers are 22nd in total yards on the ground, they rank 12th in YPC.
    That’s better than a lot of teams, including the Barneys.

    Now I’m just curious, do you have any trouble saying Dalvin Cook is “pretty good” with a straight face, too.

  9. “Save your “we’re too injured, and don’t have anybody left to play RB” excuse. It’s called “depth”, and the good GM’s know how to build their team with it.

    Seems to me the 3 draft picks at RB have given this team plenty of depth at that position. Jones and Williams have both been productive when needed, and Mays is there waiting if another injury occurs. I don’t RB is a position you can complain about as far as depth, with 4 RBs and 2 FBs. If you’re gonna rant, at least do a factual rant.

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