Montgomery (leg) didn't suit up for Saturday's preseason matchup with the Redskins, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Montgomery is dealing with a vague lower-body injury that prevented him from taking part in practice this week. Jamaal Williams should take over as the No. 1 tailback in his absence, with Devante Mays and Aaron Jones rotating in afterward.
Montgomery (leg) remained sidelined Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Montgomery is tending to a soft-tissue injury to his lower body, which is the most detail that's been revealed about the issue. Due to its lingering nature, the Packers have opted to hold him out of back-to-back practices, with head coach Mike McCarthy stating Montgomery is "working through it," according to Mike Spofford of the team's official site. In the meantime, rookie Jamaal Williams will again receive significant run with the first-team offense as he makes a claim for touches out of the backfield.
Montgomery missed Tuesday's practice due to a leg injury, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Montgomery said he's been dealing with a soft-tissue injury in his lower leg on and off, though he didn't specify when it started. He downplayed the severity, saying he took a day off just to make sure the injury didn't get worse. Jamaal Williams got extended run with the starting offense at Tuesday's practice, coming off a preseason opener in which he outplayed Montgomery, who lost a fumble and didn't gain any yardage on three carries. The rookie seems to be making a push for a significant chunk of the workload, with Montgomery's shaky work in pass protection opening up a major opportunity.
Montgomery lost a fumble while failing to gain a yard from his three carries, but he did catch his lone target for eight yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Eagles.
Montgomery's brief night was one to forget, as a fumble on Green Bay's second drive gifted the Eagles with fabulous field position. The tailback was also stifled on his few carries, but his catch at least provided some yardage. As Montgomery prepares for his first full season at running back, he'll hope for an improved showing in the Packers next preseason tilt.
Montgomery has struggled in pass protection during early training-camp practices, Rob Reischel of USA Today reports.
Montgomery spent the offseason committed to making the switch from wide receiver to running back, losing none of his speed while bulking up to 224 pounds, six more than in his previous role. However, his development into a three-down back is contingent upon an ability to keep Aaron Rodgers on his feet. If Montgomery is unable to accomplish the feat, the Packers have three rookie running backs waiting in the wings with differing skill sets. Fourth-rounder Jamaal Williams is in the mold of a traditional running back with noted skills as a pass protector, fifth-round selection Aaron Jones boasts considerable pass-catching prowess and seventh-round pick Devante Mays rounds out the backfield. Among the trio, Williams is believed to be the primary challenger to Montgomery's hold on the starting job.
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|2||9/17/17||@ ATL||8:30 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
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