Patriots signal Ty Montgomery to 53-man roster, place Jack Jones on IR


Montgomery performed one recreation for the Patriots final season.

The Patriots signed Ty Montgomery to their 53-man roster on Saturday. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Employees
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The Patriots made a sequence of roster strikes on Saturday forward of their season opener in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Second-year cornerback Jack Jones, who was dominated out of Sunday’s recreation, was positioned on damage reserve on Saturday. As a corresponding transfer, New England signed veteran operating again Ty Montgomery to the 53-man roster. He was beforehand signed to the Patriots’ follow squad.

New England additionally elevated linebacker Calvin Munson from the follow squad. He’s not a standard practice squad elevation, based on Mike Reiss.

Montgomery is getting into his ninth season within the NFL. He’s hung out as each a receiver and operating again and signed with the Patriots in 2022. He solely appeared in a single recreation final season earlier than an damage sidelined him for the rest of the yr. Montgomery suffered one other damage firstly of coaching camp however returned to follow in late Aug.

The most efficient season of Montgomery’s profession got here with the Inexperienced Bay Packers in 2016. That yr, he rushed for 457 yards and added 348 receiving yards. He fills New England’s want for a pass-catching again, behind the Patriots’ workhorse again Rhamondre Stevenson and newly-signed veteran Ezekiel Elliott.

Munson made a case to land on New England’s 53-man roster after his efficiency within the preseason. As a substitute, he wound up on the Patriots follow squad, however he will likely be out there for Sunday’s recreation following his elevation on Saturday. Munson has been within the NFL since 2017 after going undrafted.

Now that Jack Jones has been positioned on IR, he’ll miss a minimal of 4 video games earlier than being eligible to return to New England’s energetic roster. He’s reportedly coping with a hamstring damage.

Earlier on Saturday, New England signed quarterback Bailey Zappe to the 53-man roster, changing Matt Corral. Zappe will formally be Mac Jones’s backup on Sunday.