After just one season with the Jets, running back Ty Montgomery has found a new home.
Montgomery has signed a deal with the New Orleans Saints, the team announced on Friday afternoon, though terms of the deal were not given.
The 27-year-old put up solid numbers as a receiver turned running back in three seasons with the Packers and a brief stint with the Ravens, leading the Jets to sign him to a one-year contract last April.
The thought was the versatile Montgomery could be the perfect change-of-pace complement to Le'Veon Bell, but he just never seemed to be a fit in Adam Gase's offense.
He played in all 16 games, but ran the ball just 32 times for 103 yards. As a receiver out of the backfield, he caught just 13 passes on 17 targets. He didn't find the end zone all season long, despite the fact that Bell missed time due to injury.
The writing was on the wall that Montgomery wouldn't be re-signing with the team this offseason. With Bell back, the Jets also drafted La'Mical Perine in the fourth round and then added the ultra-consistent Frank Gore to help take ease Bell's workload.