Packers RB Ty Montgomery Spent the Summer Working with the “Footwork King”

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Packers wideout-turned-running back Ty Montgomery worked with Rischad Whitfield, better known as the Footwork King, during the break between minicamp and training camp according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

Whitfield has become one of the best trainers of NFL running backs in recent years and was given a large portion of the credit for Melvin Gordon’s sophomore surge last season.

“I hope it pays off for me, too,” Montgomery said. With Whitfield, Montgomery did “a lot of speed-ladder drills, a lot of change-of-direction drills, a lot of read-and-reaction drills.” Montgomery is also up to 223 pounds, but it’s lean muscle in the chest and shoulders area in an effort to take more of a pounding as a runner. The Packers are counting on Montgomery to be their primary back during the 2017 season.


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