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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
1-0-0 1-1-0
0-0-0 1-1-0
0-0-0 0-2-0
0-1-0 0-2-0

2023 Rushing

Rushing Attempts
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Longest Rush
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 37 141 3.8 2 16 1

Top David Montgomery News

  • Lions' David Montgomery: Deemed doubtful

    Montgomery (thigh) didn't practice Friday and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Eric Woodyard of reports.

    Montgomery already said he expected to miss time and then went through the week without practicing. He thus seems highly unlikely to play, though the Lions will leave the door open with a 'doubtful' designation in case Montgomery's thigh bruise improves dramatically between Friday evening and Sunday morning. The Falcons and Lions are scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff in a game that figures to draw extra attention from the fantasy world thanks to the presence of rookie RBs Jahmyr Gibbs and Bijan Robinson. Just don't be surprised if Craig Reynolds (for the Lions) and Tyler Allgeier (for the Falcons) also get a bunch of carries.

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  • Lions' David Montgomery: Misses another practice

    Montgomery (thigh) remained sidelined during Thursday's practice, Kyle Meinke of reports.

    Montgomery also missed Wednesday's session, which sets the stage for Friday's practice to loom large for the running back in terms of his chances of suiting up Sunday versus the Falcons. If Montgomery is unavailable this weekend, Jahmyr Gibbs would be in a position to see added touches Week 3, with Craig Reynolds and Zonovan Knight on hand to serve as complementary options in Detroit's backfield.

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  • Lions' David Montgomery: Not practicing

    Montgomery (thigh) isn't practicing Wednesday, Colton Pouncy of The Athletic reports.

    Montgomery said Sunday he might need "a couple weeks" to recover from his thigh bruise, while head coach Dan Campbell used the term "day-to-day" to describe the running back less than 24 hours later. Either way, Montgomery was never expected to practice Wednesday, and his potential absence Sunday against Atlanta positions rookie Jahmyr Gibbs to serve as Detroit's top back while Craig Reynolds and Zonovan Knight serve as depth option. Gibbs will most likely dominate the snaps if Montgomery sits out Sunday, with Reynolds likely subbing in for some carries and perhaps a target or two.

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  • Lions' David Montgomery: Labeled day-to-day

    Coach Dan Campbell said Monday that Montgomery (thigh) is day-to-day, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Montgomery said after Sunday's overtime loss to the Seahawks that he expects to need "a couple weeks" to fully recover from his bruised thigh, but Campbell offered a more optimistic timetable. It may be that Montgomery is day-to-day in terms of actual game-time availability, meaning he could be on the field Week 3 versus the Falcons, but that truly getting back to full health will require more time. If Montgomery needs to miss game action or is limited when on the field, rookie backfield mate Jahmyr Gibbs will have a path to increased touches.

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  • Lions' David Montgomery: May face multi-week recovery

    Montgomery (thigh) said it will take him "a couple weeks" to get fully healthy after being forced out of Sunday's 37-31 overtime loss to the Seahawks late in the third quarter, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Coach Dan Campbell said Montgomery suffered a bruised thigh. It remains to be seen whether the veteran running back will be able to play through the injury before returning to full strength, or whether he could be facing a multi-game absence. In either scenario, the Lions figure to lean more heavily on rookie first-round pick Jahmyr Gibbs, beginning in Week 3 versus the Falcons. Craig Reynolds could also potentially handle an expanded depth role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 224 lbs
Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH
Age: 26
School: Iowa St.
Experience: 5