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David Montgomery | Bears RB

Date of Birth:  06/07/1997
Age:  25
Height  5'10"
Weight:   222
College:  Iowa State
Drafted:  2019 | Round 3 | Pick 73
Depth Chart:  Starter

David Montgomery | Bears RB


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David Montgomery | Bears RB

The Bears are activating David Montgomery (knee) from injured reserve.

Montgomery is ready to play tonight against the Steelers, and it sounds like he won’t have any limitations. Khalil Herbert has emerged as an exceptional rookie ball-carrier for Chicago, but Matt Nagy has indicated that Montgomery won’t have a decrease from his usual touches. Montgomery missed four games with his knee sprain.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

The Bears are designating David Montgomery (knee) to return from injured reserve.

This could set up Chicago's starter to return for a big game on Monday night versus Pittsburgh, and hopefully we get some clarity by the weekend to make lineup decisions easier for anyone planning to start Khalil Herbert. Either way, the rookie has impressed enough to remain a factor on a run-heavy offense, and Montgomery might get a slight downgrade from a high-end RB2 to more of a low-end RB2.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery (knee) expected to miss a few weeks.

Multiple reports say it's an injury that'll likely keep Montgomery out for about a month. This is good to hear, as at least it's not a season-ending injury for Montgomery. The Bears have a Week 10 bye week, so after that could be the target return date for the powerful runner. Damien Williams is dealing with a thigh bruise, but he's set to lead the Chicago backfield if healthy with Montgomery out of the lineup.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery suffered apparent leg injury.

Montgomery, who is an extremely tough player, is down in obvious pain and his teammates are calling the training staff onto the field. Hopefully this isn't as bad as it appears on first glance, but Montgomery is holding his knee, which obviously isn't a great sign. Damien Williams will handle most of the backfield work while Montgomery is out. Before leaving, Montgomery had 23 carries for 106 yards and two touchdowns versus the Lions, running very hard all game.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 10.

Chicago is now very thin at running back with Tarik Cohen (knee) obviously done for the year, and we could see Cordarrelle Patterson get significant run on Monday night against his former team. Look for the Bears to be even more pass-happy as offensive coordinator Bill Lazor takes over play-calling duties.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery is in concussion protocol.

Montgomery left yesterday's game late to get checked out for a concussion, and he unfortunately is now in the protocol ahead of Week 10. Montgomery will have less than a week to get cleared to face the Vikings this Sunday, and we'll track his status throughout the week.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery is being evaluated for a concussion.

Montgomery probably won’t return in the final two minutes, so his game would end with 14 caddies for 30 yards and three receptions for 12 yards (plus a lost fumble). Chicago is obviously very thin at running back if Montgomery were to miss next week’s game against Minnesota.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery (neck) has returned for the Bears.

Montgomery is in for Chicago in the second half after missing the end of the first half while getting checked for a neck issue. It's good to see the Bears starter back in the game on a day that's had a bunch of day-ending injuries around the league.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery (neck) is questionable to return.

Montgomery caught a touchdown early on, and hopefully this is something minor that can allow him to return or at least not miss time beyond this week. Tarik Cohen will now handle most of the backfield touches for Chicago.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery is active for Sunday's game.

The second-year back has made a strong recovery from a groin injury suffered last month, and there is talk that he will be given a full workload in the opener. That said, it might be wise to view him as more of a strong FLEX with Tarik Cohen handling most of the receiving work.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery (groin) is officially listed as questionable for Week 1.

We'd think Montgomery will be ready to go after getting up to full participation in practice this week, but check back in on Sunday morning to ensure that he's active. Keep in mind that the NFL does not offer "probable" designations, so it's either questionable, doubtful, or out for injury statuses.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery (groin) was officially a full participant in today's practice.

Montgomery is looking good for Sunday against the Lions, but we'll see how he's listed on the final Week 1 injury report when it comes out tomorrow. If you are between waiting on Montgomery and going with someone from tonight's season opener, we'd say there's a good chance Montgomery will suit up to open the year.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery (groin) was officially limited in today's practice.

It's a good sign that Montgomery is at least able to practice on a limited basis, but it's unlikely he gets up to a full participation status by Friday. Expect the second-year back to be listed as questionable when the final injury report for Week 1 is released at the end of the week.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery (groin) is expected to miss two-to-four weeks, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

This timeline puts Montgomery right around the season opener on September 13 depending on how quickly he can heal. The Bears are going to be smart to ensure that Montgomery doesn't aggravate the injury by returning too soon, but you can bet the second-year back wants to be on the field for Week 1. Montgomery's draft slot is likely to take a hit due to this injury, but he was already looking like a potential value in the middle of fantasy drafts and could become even more of a value now.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery believed to be dealing with groin strain.

Many expected a serious potential season-ending injury when Montgomery was carted off from practice earlier today, but it sounds like the second-year running back avoided a major injury. More tests are coming, but NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that he's thought to be dealing with a groin injury. More information on the exact extent of Montgomery's injury with a potential recovery timeline should become available sometime today or tomorrow.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery reportedly carted off with apparent non-contact injury.

Montgomery was reportedly carted off the field with a leg injury, though some rumors state that it's not a knee injury. Bears head coach Matt Nagy will talk to reporters after practice, so we could get more information momentarily.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery (ankle) is officially active for Sunday night.

There was some concern about Montgomery’s status after he rolled his ankle in practice on Wednesday, but it would’ve been a bit of a surprise if he didn’t play with what Bears head coach Matt Nagy deemed a “light” roll of the ankle. The concern for the rookie running back is a matchup with a strong Rams defense, but he’s still on the FLEX radar for Week 11.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Week 11.

Montgomery was able to get in a limited practice today after missing yesterday's practice following a light roll of his ankle on Wednesday. We would think the rookie running back will be able to play through a rolled ankle, but fantasy owners could be in a bind with the Bears kicking off at night. If you plan to use Montgomery in your Week 11 lineup, just be sure to have a backup plan in mind in case he's inactive.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery (ankle) officially did not practice today.

Bears head coach Matt Nagy said that Montgomery "lightly" rolled his ankle in yesterday's practice, so it doesn't sound like anything too serious. But the rookie running back's status is suddenly in some question for Week 11. We expect Montgomery will play on Sunday if all he did was roll his ankle, but keep in mind that the Bears play in the night game, so fantasy owners could be put in a bind if Montgomery is out. Montgomery is trending toward a questionable tag when the final injury report is released tomorrow, but hopefully there's some clarity on the situation ahead of the weekend.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery gets 31 touches in Week 8.

Montgomery carried 27 times for 135 yards and a touchdown and added four receptions for 12 yards in Chicago's loss to the Chargers. Bears head coach Matt Nagy promised that his team would run the ball more, and he followed through by featuring his rookie running back, who had a long run of 55 yards in the game. Montgomery is a talented runner that will have at least RB2 value moving forward if he continues getting featured like this, but he has a tough matchup at Philadelphia in Week 9.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

David Montgomery gets four touches in Week 7.

Montgomery carried twice for six yards and added two receptions for 13 yards in Chicago's home loss to New Orleans. Bears head coach Matt Nagy clearly did not want to attack the Saints on the ground, instead opting to throw the ball around, with Mitchell Trubisky passing 54 times. After recording touch totals of 19, 16, and 24 from weeks 2-4 (Chicago's three wins this season), the Bears have stopped featuring the promising rookie, even coming off the bye. Next week is a better matchup for Montgomery against the Chargers, and you'd think the Bears will realize he should be getting a lot more than four touches in a game. But there are clearly going to be some down weeks for Montgomery in an inconsistent offense.

David Montgomery | Bears RB

The Bears have selected Iowa State running back David Montgomery with the No. 73 pick (third round) in the 2019 NFL Draft. 

Oakland might be the only franchise to come away with back they will undoubtedly feature from this year’s draft class, but Montgomery has the skillset establish himself as Chicago’s offensive centerpiece and not look back. The college stats are not overly impressive (career 4.7 YPC average), but Montgomery didn’t have much help in front of him at Iowa State—where he still ended up totaling over 3,500 yards and 26 touchdowns in three years. He is also said to be a program-changing individual, so Montgomery will be an easy guy to root for on fantasy teams. He will likely be at least a solid RB2/FLEX option in 2019, but it won't be surprising if he becomes a near-workhorse for the Bears as a rookie, which could lead to borderline RB1 value.