The Saints inked Montgomery to a contract Friday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
The Saints like to employ versatile options such as Taysom Hill, so the signing of Montgomery isn't a huge surprise. The former wideout turned running back compiled just 103 rushing yards on 32 carries and another 90 receiving yards on 13 receptions while playing with the Jets last season. With Alvin Kamara set to head the Saints' running back rotation and Latavius Murray on hand, Montgomery may be headed for another depth role, but his ability to move around the formation could get him some reps in a creative Saints offense.
Montgomery played four offensive snaps and didn't touch the ball in the Week 17 season finale against Buffalo. He finishes the 2019 campaign with 32 carries for 103 yards and 13 catches for 90 yards.
Montgomery will hit free agency, but the 26-year-old running back's versatility should lead to no shortage of suitors if the Jets don't want him back. While he's not suited to be the focal point of an offense, Montgomery's ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, while also contributing in the return game on special teams, makes him a valuable depth piece.
Montgomery rushed twice for seven yards and caught his lone target for one yard in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Steelers.
Montgomery didn't see much action while Le'Veon Bell was a workhorse against his former team, finishing with 29 touches. New York closes out the season with a Week 17 trip to Buffalo, where Montgomery should continue to split backup duties with Bilal Powell.
Montgomery recorded two carries for five yards and hauled in his only target for five yards during Thursday's 42-21 loss to the Ravens.
Montgomery also returned four kickoffs for 93 yards, with a long of 34 yards. If Bilal Powell (ankle/illness) is forced to miss any more time, Montgomery will continue to serve as the top backup to Le'Veon Bell.
Montgomery (foot/hip) is listed as active for Thursday night's game against the Ravens.
With Bilal Powell (ankle/illness) inactive, Montgomery is in line to serve as Le'Veon Bell's top backup Thursday night. In that role, he's a fantasy dart in deeper PPR formats.
Montgomery (foot/hip) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Ravens, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Montgomery was limited in practice during the Jets' short week while tending to the two injuries. With Bilal Powell (ankle/illness) already ruled out for Week 15, Montgomery -- if cleared to play -- will likely serve as the top backup to No. 1 back Le'Veon Bell.
Montgomery (foot/hip) was limited at Tuesday's walkthrough.
Like the rest of the injured or ill bodies in the Jets' backfield, Montgomery maintained his activity level as he toughs out foot and hip issues. There's a chance Montgomery serves as Le'Veon Bell's direct backup Thursday at Baltimore with Bilal Powell dealing with a combination of the flu and an ankle concern. If so, Montgomery could have some PPR viability, as he's hauled in 11 of his 15 targets in 13 contests this season while averaging 9.6 offensive snaps per game.
Montgomery (foot/hip) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's injury report.
On the heels of a season-high 12 touches for 61 yards from scrimmage this past Sunday versus the Dolphins, Montgomery is dealing with a pair of injuries. The increased usage was afforded to him by Le'Veon Bell's absence due to an illness, but the workhorse was back at the team facilities Monday and estimated as 'full' to begin Week 15 prep. Assuming Bell is himself by Thursday's game in Baltimore, Montgomery will revert to second or third on the depth chart, depending on the health of Bilal Powell (ankle/illness), who was listed as a non-participant Monday.
Montgomery rushed nine times for 31 yards and caught all three of his targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 22-21 win over Miami.
With Le'Veon Bell (illness) out, Montgomery got 12 touches to Bilal Powell's 21. Powell suffered an ankle injury on New York's final drive, and coach Adam Gase wasn't sure of the injury's severity after the game. New York faces a quick turnaround with another game coming up Thursday against the Ravens, and Montgomery would be in line for the start if neither Bell nor Powell can go. Bell is likely to be healthy by then, but this is certainly a situation worth monitoring.
Montgomery is expected to take on an increased snap count Sunday against the Dolphins with lead back Le'Veon Bell (illness) ruled out for the contest, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Cimini notes that the second option on the Jets' depth chart, Bilal Powell, will likely see the most significant uptick in snaps/touches while Bell is sidelined, but there should still be some extra work to go around for Montgomery and Josh Adams as both players move up a spot in the pecking order. Montgomery, who has put up 114 total yards across 27 touches (19 carries, eight receptions) this season, still represents little more than a desperation play in the majority of fantasy leagues.
Montgomery rushed once for seven yards and caught his lone target for one yard in Sunday's 22-6 loss to Cincinnati.
Montgomery has totaled more than 20 yards from scrimmage only once all season, and that was way back in Week 2. He remains locked into a third-string role behind Le'Veon Bell and Bilal Powell.
Montgomery rushed five times for two yards and caught one of two targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 34-3 win over the Raiders.
Montgomery racked up some garbage-time touches, but he remains a non-factor as long as starting running back Le'Veon Bell is healthy.
Montgomery rushed twice for 11 yards and failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 34-17 win over Washington.
Recent practice squad call-up Josh Adams actually got two more carries than Montgomery, but all four Jets running backs were able to get some touches in this blowout win. The kick-return carousel continues to spin in New York, as Montgomery wasn't involved in that aspect of the game after getting some return opportunities in the previous game.
Montgomery didn't record a touch on offense but returned two kickoffs for 39 yards in Sunday's 34-27 win over the Giants.
Le'Veon Bell got 18 carries and Bilal Powell recorded seven, while Montgomery's lone would-be carry was wiped off the board because the Jets instead accepted a defensive offside penalty on the play. On the bright side, Montgomery was reinstalled as the top option for returning kickoffs after ceding those duties to Vyncint Smith the previous week.
Montgomery didn't touch the ball in Sunday's 26-18 loss to Miami.
Montgomery was held without a touch for the second consecutive game while Bilal Powell served as the backup running back with two carries. With New York preferring the combination of Vyncint Smith and Braxton Berrios in the return game, Montgomery has been left without a role altogether.
Montgomery didn't touch the ball on offense in Sunday's 29-15 loss to Jacksonville, but he returned two kickoffs for 31 yards.
Montgomery watched Bilal Powell serve as the backup to Le'Veon Bell, as Powell received four carries. Nonetheless, Montgomery's versatility still makes him the Jets running back to target should an injury befall Bell.
Montgomery rushed twice for nine yards and failed to haul in his lone target in Monday's 33-0 loss to New England.
Montgomery's touches came in garbage time, although you could pretty much consider the whole game to have been garbage time given the Jets' awful performance from the get-go. There remains nothing to see here as long as Le'Veon Bell's healthy.
Montgomery didn't record a carry but caught all three of his targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 24-22 win over Dallas.
Montgomery has recorded more than three touches only once all season. That was in Week 2, when Le'Veon Bell came in questionable with a shoulder injury and Montgomery spelled him with six touches. In other words, owners can continue to ignore Montgomery as long as Bell's out there.
Montgomery rushed twice for one yard and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 31-6 loss to Philadelphia.
This was a deja vu stat line for Montgomery, who also had exactly two carries for one yard in the previous game. Le'Veon Bell is the only Jets running back worth owning as long as he's healthy.
Montgomery rushed twice for one yard and failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 30-14 loss to the Patriots.
Montgomery got two touches to Le'Veon Bell's 22. Bell will continue to be a workhorse while healthy, so Montgomery's only value lies in being a handcuff.
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