AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
1-5-0 6-11-0

2023 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 3 56 18.7 1 34

Top D.J. Montgomery News

  • Colts' D.J. Montgomery: No targets in season finale

    Montgomery recorded three receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown on eight targets over seven games in 2023.

    All of Montgomery's production this season actually came over the course of just two games in Weeks 15 and 16 versus the Steelers and at Atlanta, respectively. It was the first year of his NFL career in which he played more than 100 offensive snaps. Montgomery will now compete for a spot on the Colts' 53-man roster for 2024.

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  • Colts' D.J. Montgomery: Limited role in win

    Montgomery did not have a target in Sunday's win over the Raiders and played just four snaps on offense.

    Montgomery was able to play despite missing practice time last week with a groin injury. However, he doesn't have a large role on offense as the fourth receiver. He had worked as the third receiver the past two weeks with Michael Pittman missing time with a concussion.

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  • Colts' D.J. Montgomery: Active for Sunday

    Montgomery is active for Sunday's game versus the Raiders.

    Montgomery operated as the de facto third wide receiver in Week 16 with Michael Pittman out, but his role will probably shrink significantly with Pittman returning to action. Assuming nobody ahead of him gets hurt in Week 17, he figures to see just a handful of snaps at most.

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  • Colts' D.J. Montgomery: Questionable for Sunday

    Montgomery (groin) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Raiders.

    The 27-year-old wideout seems to be trending in the right direction to play Sunday, as he's gone from logging back-to-back DNPs to open the Colts' week of practice to a full workload Friday. Montgomery has seen four targets in each of his last two games, but if he's able to suit up, his usage could definitely decrease with Michael Pittman (concussion/shoulder) expected to return in Week 17. Indianapolis is already shorthanded going into Sunday's affair, as only two of its wide receivers are without an injury designation, so Montgomery's availability will be something to look out for closer to kickoff.

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  • Colts' D.J. Montgomery: Misses first Week 17 practice

    Montgomery was listed as a non-participant Wednesday on the Colts' estimated practice report.

    While seeing increased snaps the last two weeks due to Michael Pittman dealing with a concussion, Montgomery has turned eight targets into a 3-56-1 receiving line across 103 offensive snaps. Once Pittman returns, Montgomery will go back to filling a depth and special-teams role. Montgomery's status for this Sunday's game against the Raiders will be clarified by his participation -- or lack thereof -- in practices Thursday and Friday.

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  • Colts' D.J. Montgomery: Sidelined for another practice

    Montgomery (groin) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

    Montgomery has sat out both of Indianapolis' first two Week 17 practices and will likely need to get back on the field in some capacity Friday to have a chance at playing Sunday versus the Raiders. Even if he's cleared to play this weekend, Montgomery could be in store for a reduced role with top wideout Michael Pittman making good progress in his recovery from a concussion and perhaps trending toward a return from a one-game absence Sunday.

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  • Colts' D.J. Montgomery: Just one reception in loss

    Montgomery had one reception for eight yards on four targets in Sunday's loss at Atlanta.

    Montgomery saw an increased role with Michael Pittman sidelined with a concussion, but the former wasn't as productive as the prior week with the Indy passing game struggling. He played on 61 of the offense's 71 snaps and went out on 44 routes. Montgomery had 48 yards receiving and a touchdown the prior week. He'll move back to a more limited role if Pittman is able to return Sunday against the Raiders.

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  • Colts' D.J. Montgomery: Records first career TD on Saturday

    Montgomery hauled in two of four targets for 48 yards and one touchdown during Saturday's 30-13 win over the Steelers.

    The Colts expended three elevations on Montgomery in their previous three games, so they signed him to the active roster Thursday and kept him active for Week 15. He made the most of Saturday's opportunity after Michael Pittman exited in the second quarter with a concussion, recording both of his catches, including a 14-yard TD, on a scoring drive just before halftime. Both Josh Downs (3-19-0 on three targets) and Alec Pierce (1-13-0 on five targets) are immediately behind Pittman on the team's WR depth chart, so Montgomery may not be able to maintain the momentum even if Pittman can't make his way through the protocol for head injuries ahead of a Dec. 24 visit to the Falcons.

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  • Colts' D.J. Montgomery: Signed to 53-man roster

    The Colts signed Montgomery to their 53-man roster Thursday.

    The 27-year-old wideout had been shuffling between the practice squad and gameday roster for weeks but now gets a permanent spot on the 53-man unit. He's played 11 offensive snaps and another 33 on special teams across three games for the Colts this season.

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  • D.J. Montgomery: Headed back to practice squad

    The Colts reverted Montgomery to the practice squad Monday.

    Montgomery played 10 of his 15 snaps on special teams Sunday against the Bengals and did not record a stat. It was the third time he's been called up by the Colts this season, meaning that Indianapolis would have to sign him to the active roster if they want to utilize him again in the current campaign.

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  • Colts' D.J. Montgomery: Bumps up from practice squad

    The Colts elevated Montgomery to their active roster Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Montgomery joined the Colts' practice squad Aug. 31 after being let go by the team two days prior ahead of the 53-man roster deadline. He has been called up from the practice squad the past two weeks and has mainly been utilized on special teams. Montgomery likely will continue to serve on special teams while also providing depth at wide receiver.

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  • D.J. Montgomery: Reverts to practice squad

    Montgomery reverted to Indianapolis' practice squad Monday.

    Montgomery didn't record any stats despite seeing playing time on both offense and special teams during Sunday's overtime win over the Titans. The 27-year-old has now played in two games this season and is still eligible to be elevated one more time.

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  • Colts' D.J. Montgomery: Elevated again

    Montgomery was elevated to the Colts' active roster Saturday.

    Montgomery's elevation is his second in as many weeks. He saw the field for three offensive snaps (four percent) and nine on special teams (33 percent) in Week 12. Look for the young pass catcher to see a similar workload in Tennessee.

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  • D.J. Montgomery: Reverts to practice squad

    The Colts reverted Montgomery to their practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    Montgomery logged three offensive snaps and nine special-teams snaps without recording any stats in Sunday's Week 12 win over Tampa Bay. That was his first NFL action since 2021, when he played in three games for the Jets and tallied three catches on six targets for 36 yards. Montgomery can be elevated from the practice squad twice more by the Colts this season before they'd need to sign him to the active roster in order to play him.

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  • Colts' D.J. Montgomery: Called up from practice squad

    The Colts elevated Montgomery from the practice squad Saturday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Montgomery joined the Colts' practice squad Aug. 31 after being cut by the team two days prior ahead of the 53-man roster deadline. If active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Montgomery could see some action on special teams.

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  • D.J. Montgomery: Lands with Colts

    The Colts signed Montgomery to their practice squad Wednesday.

    Montgomery has spent the majority of his pro career with the Jets and Colts, most recently with the latter. His only statistical regular-season contributions came in 2021, when he recorded three receptions for 36 yards on six targets.

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  • D.J. Montgomery: Gets let go

    Montgomery was waived by the Colts on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Montgomery split time between the Texans and Colts' practice squads last season, but he never made it to either team's active roster. The Austin Peay product is a practice squad candidate for Indianapolis, according to Pelissero.

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  • Colts' D.J. Montgomery: Signs with Indianapolis

    The Colts signed Montgomery on Friday.

    Montgomery will head to Indianapolis after spending part of last season on Houston's practice squad. The 26-year-old last appeared in an NFL game in 2021, when he caught three of six targets for 36 yards in three games for the Jets. Montgomery will likely find himself competing for a spot on the Colts' practice squad.

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  • D.J. Montgomery: Lands practice-squad deal

    The Texans signed Montgomery to the practice squad Wednesday, Mark Lane of USA Today reports.

    Montgomery has gone unsigned since being let go by Indianapolis this preseason. The 26-year-old wideout made his NFL debut with the Jets last season, logging three receptions (on six targets) for 36 yards across three contests. Montgomery will now jockey for a chance to be elevated from Houston's practice squad over the final four regular-season games.

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  • D.J. Montgomery: Cut Monday

    The Colts waived Montgomery on Monday.

    Montgomery signed with Indianapolis on Aug. 3 after being previously dropped from the Jets' 90-man offseason roster at the outset of training camp in July. The 25-year-old, who recorded the first three receptions of his career for 36 yards over three contests with the Jets last year, will now hit waivers as he looks to join his third team this offseason.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 201 lbs
Birthplace: USA
Age: 27
School: Austin Peay
Experience: 3