FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed former Baltimore and Green Bay running back Ty Montgomery, giving them some versatility and depth in the backfield behind Le’Veon Bell.
The 26-year-old Montgomery ran for 188 yards and one touchdown on 41 carries in 13 games with the Ravens and Packers last season. He also had 10 catches for 65 yards.
Montgomery was drafted by Green Bay in the third round out of Stanford as a wide receiver in 2015, but switched to running back in his second season. The Packers traded him to the Ravens last October for a 2020 seventh-round pick.
Montgomery has rushed for 932 yards and seven TDs in his career, averaging 4.9 yards per carry. He also has 107 catches for 892 yards and three scores. Montgomery could also help on special teams, averaging 22.7 yards on 35 career returns.
The Jets signed Bell last month to be their lead running back, but now also have Montgomery, Elijah McGuire, Trenton Cannon and De’Angelo Henderson on the roster as potential backups.
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