The Green Bay Packers’ backfield has been decimated by injuries this season. So much so that they’ve had to turn wide receivers Ty Montgomery and Randall Cobb at times to carry the load when they didn’t have enough healthy running backs.
Sunday, things took an even further turn for the worse. The Packers luckily managed to trade for Knile Davis earlier in the season to help out at running back, but the rest of the offense is going to be hampered because now both Montgomery and Cobb are out on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons according to Fox’s Jay Glazer.
Glazer tweeted the news on Sunday afternoon in advance of the Packers’ matchup. Cobb, of course, is one of the highest-paid slot receivers in the NFL and he’s an integral part of Green Bay’s offensive attack because of his ability to beat defenses in a number of way.
And Montgomery’s own versatility led to him being the Packers’ featured running back after both James Starks and Eddie Lacy got hurt. Last week against the Chicago Bears, he carried the ball nine times for 60 yards while adding 10 receptions for 66 yards.