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Ty Montgomery is Done, Michael Clark is Up

The Green Bay Packers have apparently seen enough of Ty Montgomery this season.

The one-time starting running back has been placed on injured reserve, which will end his season. Montgomery has had his moments, but rookie Aaron Jones snatched the top running back role when given the chance.

And that precipitates another roster move. The good news here is the kid who was bomb-ass in the preseason, but literally had no chance to make the roster because of numbers, Michael Clark, has been brought up to the active roster.

Clark is a former basketball player, who played just one year of football at Marshall. That was the first year he played football since his freshman year of high school. However, Clark was one of the stars of training camp.

A lot of times, that doesn’t translate into anything. However, it appears Clark can play. That said, Mike McCarthy regularly only deploys three receivers.

They are Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Randall Cobb. Has anyone filed a missing persons report for Geronimo Allison? Where the hell is that guy?

Doesn’t matter.

We’d love to see Clark get some snaps, but it seems that’s highly unlikely.

Montgomery didn’t necessarily need to be put on IR. He had a rid injury that was going to heal, but the Packers have seen a lot from Jones and Jamaal Williams.

In retrospect, it appears the Packers and Ty Montgomery might be finished.

Joseph Bonham

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  1. DanM December 1, 2017

    “Geronimo Allison” What did happen to him?

  2. MJ December 1, 2017

    McCarthy seems to have a linear scale for his receivers, where Nelson, Cobb and Adams are better at everything than the rest of the WRs. Why can’t he think in terms of different qualities and matchups, I wonder. Say, your opponent has big physical bump and run CBs, then you are better off with shiftier and speedier guys, like Davis, or even Ty (back at WR). To exemplify the point, the Patriots have like 4 RBs, and they all get carries. Party they run with the hot hand, but also looking for the most troublesome matchup for defenses. You have to get more creative with the matchups, especially against contending teams, on which any advantage you get can be the difference between a W or an L. I can only think of two scenarios where you don’t need to care for those matchups. One, if you have Julio Jones, Antonio Brown AND Mike Evans in your team. The other scenario is when you play against a crappy secondary. But yeah, let’s field Nelson, Cobb and Adams, whether it’s working or not.

  3. PF4L December 1, 2017

    03/08/2017 at 11:34 am

    Is he durable enough to take the punishment? Time will tell, he had to come out of the Falcons game for his ribs. But that shit happens, time will tell this story
    I still like him as a receiver. When given the opportunity, which wasn’t often. He was a pass catching machine and moved the chains, when the opportunities were there. that’s all you can go on at this point. That, and as a wide receiver, his catch rate is off the charts.

  4. PF4L December 1, 2017

    So apparently, Montgomery had/or will have surgery on his wrist.

  5. Cheese December 1, 2017

    So a WR turned RB goes on IR and they replace him with a basketball player who played one year of football and ended up on the practice squad. Say hello to your new 3rd string RB. It’s not like he’s gonna get any snaps at WR. Or maybe they’ll put him at corner.. Ahhhh who gives a shit anymore.. Maybe they can put McCarthy’s fat ass at nose tackle and make him earn that paycheck he’s been siphoning of off Rodgers.

    1. Don December 2, 2017

      How true who cares anymore. same old BS story. new blood needed same do nothing management!

    2. KILLER December 3, 2017

      ^^^^^^ This :-/

  6. Gort December 2, 2017

    Just another wasted roster spot. We have too many receivers that are not used – Janis, Allison, McCaffrey and TT adds another? WTF. I saw a stoty that said that another team was close to signing Clark. Yeah, so. If he was so valuable, then why was he not on our 53 or signed sooner somewhere else?
    Need “big uglies” – O line, D line. Those guys get no respect from Michael Irvin, but just ask Aaron Rodgers’ collarbone how valuable they really are.

  7. Howard December 2, 2017

    The team has had to know for a week or two that Ty was not going to come back from the wrist issue. That is unless Ty hurt his wrist in rehab? It is no mistake that the Packers waited until there was less than 6 weeks left in the season to activate Clark. Because it is less than 6 weeks it is not considered an accrued NFL season. Makes it easier to put Clark on practice squad in future years.

    It appears House thinks highly of Clark as a receiver. Maybe he will get a chance in the 7 deep receiver group. Doubtful but you never know.

  8. PF4L December 2, 2017

    Even after reading about Ty’s 5.9 ypc average about 100 times, i still didn’t think he would pan out as a running back and i stated as much.

    I’m glad that experiment is over. Now i just hope they let Cobb go, and put Ty in the slot. I don’t know what to forecast for Micheal Clark, but he showed flashes and 6’6″ receivers don’t grow on tree’s. This dude has hasn’t even played much competitive football, so hoping he can be coached up.

    Time to think about next season(yea i said it), and get some of the dead weight and over payed dead money off this team and give people roster spots that can actually contribute on the field with playable depth. No offence Goodson and Janis.