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We’ll start with Stu Courtney’s look at the running back group for our positional preview series.
A year ago, converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery had a firm hold on the starting job. Montgomery transitioned into a running back during the 2016 season and offered a glimpse of his potential when he rushed for 162 yards in a December game at Chicago.
But Montgomery played sparingly in 2017 after being injured in a Week 4 victory over the Bears. He had only 71 carries for 273 yards and three touchdowns in eight games before being placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Next to be thrust into the spotlight was rookie Aaron Jones, a fifth-round draft pick out of Texas-El Paso, who showed dazzling explosiveness, rushing for 125 yards and a TD in his first start a week later at Dallas and 131 yards and a score two games later against New Orleans. But two weeks after that, Jones suffered an MCL injury at Chicago and yielded the starting job to fellow rookie Jamaal Williams.
A fourth-round pick out of BYU, Williams entered the season as the primary backup and stepped in first when Montgomery went down against the Bears. But a knee injury sidelined him in that same game and gave Jones his chance. When Jones was injured during the rematch against the Bears, Williams finally got the opportunity to show what he could do.
Ted Thompson’s house is on the market:
I had a Facebook Live chat with readers Tuesday afternoon:
Elsewhere, Jon Meerdink looks at who is to blame for Brett Hundley’s poor showing in 2017:
Good reminder that Kenny Clark is still very young:
Pack To the Future looks at Clark’s play:
The Packers left tackle recently got his gaming on:
Could the Title Belt make a return next week?
Lombardi Ave. thinks Jimmy Graham will be living in the end zone:
Jason Wilde wrote on Mark Murphy’s comments regarding an Aaron Rodgers extension:
SG1 Sports predicts the Packers' season
Aaron Rodgers talks investments:
Will Brinson and Jason LaCanfora talk Rodgers' contract:
Nancy Armour writes on the strength of the league: