A team source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter it’s a one-year thing.
Montgomery has experience yet another need for the Jets, as a kickoff returner, that hosted the free agent this week to get the visit.
Jets coach Adam Gase has spoken highly of backup Elijah McGuire, but he reluctantly wanted a more capable player behind Bell, the team’s marquee addition in free service.
Montgomery, 26, was traded Oct. 30 into the Ravenstwo weeks after an ill-advised kick off return led to a Green Bay Packers loss to the la Rams. He had been told to take a knee but it was taken by Montgomery and fumbled, and the Rams held on to the win.
Without the touchdowns, Montgomery rushed for 83 yards on 15 carries, in six matches to the Ravens. He also caught 10 passes for 65 yards.
Montgomery, a third-round choice in 2015, began his career as a wide receiver, but he turned to running in 2016. He also captured a career-high 44 passes for 348 yards in 2016.
Montgomery will unite Bell, McGuire and Trenton Cannon in the Jets’ backfield. Before registering Montgomery the Jets and Kansas Chiefs free representative Spencer Ware also seen.