The New England Patriots have put another player on injured reserve and losing the running back is a big blow for the team. According to the NFL transaction wire, the Patriots placed Ty Montgomery on injured reserve Tuesday afternoon. The veteran running back contributes to the game, but the Patriots will have to find a way to move without him.
The Patriots signed Lil’Jordan Humphrey to the active roster and added offensive tackle Marcus Cannon to the practice unit. Bill Belichick has a solution to every problem at the sideline.
Montgomery, 29, suffered a knee injury in the preseason finale against the Las Vegas Raiders. He had to be carted off the field and the Patriots listed him as questionable for the game against the Miami Dolphins. The veteran running back did play against the Fins, and had three catches, two carries, and the lone touchdown for the Patriots. Montgomery also returned a kickoff for 28 yards.
Montgomery is a former third-round pick. He joined the NFL in the 2015 draft and spent time with the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, and New Orleans Saints.
Patriots to replace the veteran running back after adding him to injured reserve
Humphrey, 24, was a standard elevation from the Patriots practice unit last Sunday. The talented player played three snaps on offense and another snap on special teams. Humphrey went undrafted out of Texas and the New Orleans Saints signed him in 2019. The Patriots brought him to New England in June. In the Patriots preseason, Humphrey had 13 receptions, 140 yards, and one touchdown.
The Patriots made Cannon’s signing official. He is a fifth-round pick from the 2011 NFL class and has three rings on his hands. Cannon was a second-team All-Pro in his initial tenure with the team. He saw action in 134 games with 980 starts and the Patriots sent him to the Houston Texans in 2021. The Texans released him this spring and now he is part of the Patriots practice unit.
New England meets the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Acrisure Stadium.