Patriots place Montgomery on IR, elevate Humphrey to roster

New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry (85) and wide receiver DeVante Parker (1) congratulate wide receiver Ty Montgomery (14) after Montgomery scored a touchdown during the second half of a NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, September 11, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry (85) and wide receiver DeVante Parker (1) congratulate wide receiver Ty Montgomery (14) after Montgomery scored a touchdown during the second half of a NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, September 11, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Florida. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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Veteran Patriots running back Ty Montgomery will miss at least the next four games after being placed on injured reserve with a right knee injury.

To fill his spot on the 53-player roster, New England signed wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey from the practice squad. Offensive lineman Marcus Cannon was also signed to the practice squad.

Montgomery was limited in practices leading up to the Patriots’ season-opening loss to Miami. But he was active for the game, catching three passes for 15 yards and a touchdown.

Humphrey signed with New England as a free agent in June, was released at the end of training camp and signed with the practice squad on August 31. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder was elevated to the active roster ahead of the Miami game and saw limited action against the Dolphins before returning to practice squad.

Cannon made 69 starts for the Patriots from 2011 through the 2019 season before retiring for the 2020 season.

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Naomi C. Amerson