The Detroit Lions backfield will be at full strength for Sunday’s tilt against the Los Angeles Chargers. Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Lions have entered the weekend without an injury designation for running back David Montgomery.
Montgomery has missed his team’s last two games with a rib injury. The Lions have leaned on rookie Jahmyr Gibbs with Montgomery inactive.
David Montgomery: Bell Cow Running Back with the Detroit Lions
The Lions signed a three-year, $18 million contract with running back David Montgomery this offseason. Montgomery becomes one of the most used backs in the NFL when active. The 26-year-old has run for 385 yards and six touchdowns on 94 carries. He has also caught six passes for 66 yards. His most impressive game came in Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers, rushing 32 times for 121 yards and three scores while catching both targets for 20 yards.
Montgomery, a third-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft, played his first four seasons with the Chicago Bears. He ran for 3,609 yards and 32 scores during that span.
Detroit Lions: Healthy Running Back Room
The Lions have gone weeks without the trio of Jahmyr Gibbs, David Montgomery, and Craig Reynolds healthy. Montgomery should slot back into his starting role, but Gibbs will eat into his workload. The rookie is fresh off his best performance of the season, rushing 25 times for 152 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 5.3 rushing yards per attempt. Meanwhile, Reynolds did an excellent job with Montgomery down, rushing 16 times for 90 yards over the past two games.