For the second time this 12 months, the Patriots have lower Ty Montgomery. In contrast to the staff’s determination to depart the versatile veteran off its 53-man roster in August, Montgomery can be uncovered to waivers.
To make room for waiver declare Christian Elliss, the Patriots will transfer Montgomery off the roster Friday, ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss passes along. Montgomery has been with the Patriots since 2022.
New England claimed JaMycal Hasty off waivers from Jacksonville final month, and Reiss suggested the younger player was a risk to Montgomery’s roster spot. After Montgomery was a part of a Pats particular groups unit that allowed a blocked punt within the staff’s upset win over the Steelers, the previous third-round choose will hit the waiver wire. A Montgomery declare is not going to course of till Monday.
The Pats gave Montgomery a two-year, $3.6M deal in 2022, bringing the receiving specialist to city after he had bounced across the league. Greatest identified for his time with the Packers, the 30-year-old veteran has additionally frolicked with the Ravens, Jets and Saints since going off the 2015 draft board 94th general.
Whereas Montgomery logged 11 begins from 2016-17 in Inexperienced Bay, he has been used as an off-the-bench weapon on offense and within the return recreation. The Stanford alum resided because the Pats’ major kick returner this season. The staff stored Montgomery round regardless of his one-game 2022 – a season shortened by damage – and will signal him again to the follow squad if he clears waivers. However Montgomery has supplied minimal contributions on offense (eight touches, 49 yards this season) since becoming a member of the Patriots.
New England will make this transfer with Rhamondre Stevenson on the shelf with a excessive ankle sprain. This has moved summer time signing Ezekiel Elliott again right into a lead function. Elliott and Hasty are the one wholesome RBs on the Pats’ 53-man roster presently. Second-year again Kevin Harris performed as a follow squad elevation Thursday night time.