The Packers might consider starting Jones at running back even if Ty Montgomery (ribs) is available for Sunday's game against Minnesota, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports

Jones has averaged 5.4 yards and scored two touchdowns on 32 carries this season, while Montgomery, who sat out last week's win over the Cowboys with broken ribs, has averaged 3.3 and also scored twice on 46 totes. Matchups and offensive-line play are largely to blame for the production gap, but it's also worth noting that Montgomery likely will be playing through considerable pain if he returns for Sunday's game. Montgomery did log a full practice Wednesday, but Thursday's session in full pads will be far more informative as to his availability for Sunday, and also Jones' role in the contest.

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