Notes, Quotes

The Sports Xchange

November 29, 2018 at 2:10 am.

–Ty Montgomery is starting to play a bigger role with the Ravens, especially with the injury to fellow running back Alex Collins.

Montgomery was acquired from Green Bay on Oct. 30 and steadily worked his way into the rotation. He had 51 yards on eight carries against Oakland.

“Very pleased, very pleased with Ty and getting him involved,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said. “He’s a very versatile player, as we’ve said, and he’s proven that.”

In seven games with the Packers this season, Montgomery had 105 rushing yards and one touchdown on 26 carries. Montgomery also has 15 receptions for 170 yards. The 6-foot, 216-pounder also has experience as a kickoff returner, posting 794 yards on 35 returns (22.7 average) during his career.

Montgomery could play a key role in Baltimore over the final stretch of the season.

Harbaugh added: “Only his second (active) game here, so to get him out there to that degree in his second game here is really a great job by our coaches, by (running backs coach) Thomas Hammock and (offensive coordinator) Marty (Mornhinweg) and the game-planners, Greg (Roman, assistant head coach/tight ends coach) and those guys. I was really pleased with that. It was a big plus for us.”

–Rookie first-round pick, tight end Hayden Hurst, has battled some injuries this season, which has hampered his development.

However, he is making the most of his recent opportunities.

Hurst had three catches for 25 yards in the previous game against the Raiders. On the season, he has seven receptions for 82 yards with a touchdown.

“He’s done a good job,” Harbaugh said. “He hasn’t played a ton of football, so the more practice he gets, the more reps he gets, I think he really clicks in on stuff.”

BY THE NUMBERS: 3 – Sacks by OLB Matthew Judon in a span of three plays against Oakland in Week 12. He is the second player since 1982 with a sack on three straight offensive plays, joining Colts’ defensive end Brad Scioli against Houston in 2002.