Montgomery has experience as a kickoff returner, another need for the Jets, who hosted on the free agent this week to get the visit. In addition, he drew interest from the Miami Dolphins.
Jets coach Adam Gase has talked highly of copy Elijah McGuire, however he evidently wanted a more experienced player behind Bell, the team’s marquee inclusion in free agency.
Montgomery, 26, was traded Oct. 30 to 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 have a knee but it was taken by Montgomery and then fumbled, and the Rams held on for the win.
With no touchdowns, Montgomery rushed for 83 yards on 15 carries, in six matches for the Ravens. In addition, he caught 10 passes for 65 yards.
A third-round choice in 2015, montgomery, began his career as a wide receiver, but he turned to running back in 2016. In addition, he grabbed a 44 passes for 348 yards.
Montgomery will combine Bell, McGuire and Trenton Cannon in the Jets’ backfield. Before enrolling Montgomery the Jets and Kansas Chiefs free representative Spencer Ware also seen.