The New England Patriots are busy shuffling their roster around in Week 15 as they turn their attention towards bringing in players with long-term potential, instead of those who could help this 3-10 squad right now.
Such was the case last week, as New England claimed promising linebacker Christian Elliss off of waivers and cut veteran Ty Montgomery to make room.
After spending the last nearly two full seasons with the Patriots, the 30-year-old posted a lengthy message about his time under Bill Belichick and company.
Montgomery's time in New England ended up having a profound impact on him that he detailed over 10 slides in his latest Instagram post. He broke down the highs and lows, like scoring a touchdown in 2022 but then suffering a torn rotator cuff.
The vet also noted his life has "completely changed" from this experience, from finding the "love of [his] life" to learning "about off-the-field business and opportunities" while with the team.
It's amazing to see Montgomery so thankful for the Patriots bringing him in. It's obvious the area and organization completely resonated with him as a person, which has helped him grow off the field.
Considering all of the bad press coming out of the building right now, from the locker room to the front office, this is a nice palate-cleanser. Just because the team is facing losing seasons doesn't mean everything is all bad, as evidenced by the way Montgomery's life transformed as a Pat.
Hopefully Montgomery's deeply emotional message catches the attention of those around the league. For anyone apprehensive about joining the team in 2024, this could act as a serious advertisement of the Patriot Way.
In other Patriots news: