The Green Bay Packers have ended the illustrious Mike Montgomery era, releasing the defensive end Tuesday.
Montgomery played in two games this season for the Packers, after being signed on October, 15. He recorded no tackles.
A former sixth-round pick by the Packers, Montgomery simply doesn’t fit the Packers 3-4 system and he never has. At 6-5, 282 pounds, Montgomery is too small to play defensive end in the 3-4.
He was seemingly signed simply because he knew the system from a previous stint with the Packers and he was a live body, which the Packers needed after Cullen Jenkins and Ryan Pickett were injured.
Jenkins returned to action this week and Howard Green, who was picked up off waivers last week, played well against the Jets, making Montgomery expendable.
It’s expected the roster spot will be used to activate either safety Atari Bigby or cornerback Al Harris off the physically unable to perform list. Bigby was closer to being ready, last week, according to coach Mike McCarthy.