Montgomery (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's wild-card game against the Bears. Montgomery was outstanding in relief last week, posting 105 yards on 18 carries and adding a two-yard reception. However, Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray and Dwayne Washington have all been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, so Montgomery will watch from the sidelines to begin the playoffs.
Montgomery carried 18 times for 105 yards and caught one of two targets for two yards during Sunday's 33-7 win over the Panthers. With practically the entirety of Saints' backfield corps in the COVID-19 protocol, Montgomery took on a featured role and gashed the Carolina defense for 5.8 yards per carry. He wasn't very involved in the passing attack with his team playing from ahead the whole game, but it was still a surprisingly effective performance from a veteran who had logged just three offensive touches on the season coming in. Montgomery could have a part to play in the wild-card round game against the Bears if Alvin Kamara and/or Latavius Murray are still sidelined, but both backs seemingly have a chance to return for the start of the postseason.
Montgomery should handle an increased role in Sunday's game against the Panthers following news that Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray and Dwayne Washington are all in COVID-19 protocol, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports. The Saints are expected to promote running back Tony Jones from the practice squad, and Taysom Hill figures to get his fair share of running plays as well. Montgomery has just one carry this year, but he rushed 32 times for 103 yards for the Jets in 2019.
Montgomery is active for Friday's game against the Vikings, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports. After being a healthy scratch each of the past two weeks, Montgomery will be available Friday to help a New Orleans offense that will be without top pass catcher Michael Thomas (ankle).
Montgomery (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Philadelphia. Montgomery was clear of the injury report after missing the last two games with the hamstring issue, but he still finds himself on the inactives list as a healthy scratch. Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray will continue to lead New Orleans' backfield, with Dwayne Washington available as the reserve option.
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