Packers running back Ty Montgomery finds loophole, explains unusual uniform number decision (Shutdown Corner)

Last season gave us a glimpse of something very rare in the NFL: a player with a jersey number in the 80s running the ball from scrimmage with regularity. When the Green Bay Packers switched receiver Ty Montgomery to running back midseason out of desperation because of injuries, he and his No. 88 became fixtures in the backfield. It became something of a novelty, but when head coach Mike McCarthy announced that Montgomery — who was fantastic in his new role — would be a runner for good it was assumed that his number would change.