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Packers aim to showcase speed of Ty Montgomery, Trevor Davis

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The Green Bay Packers aren't worried about quarterback Aaron Rodgers. In their minds, he is absolutely fine, throwing well and not the problem with the offense.

Instead, as Green Bay gets set to host the Lions on Sunday, the focus is on more explosive plays. And to do that, multiple sources tell me the Packers are putting more speed on the field.

This week, coach Mike McCarthy has installed new packages for young, speedy receivers Ty Montgomery and Trevor Davis. Previously buried on the depth chart, both players will be unveiled Sunday.

Montgomery, a 2015 fifth-rounder, is finally healthy after ankle surgery, and will have the ball in his hands. He'll line up in the backfield and be moved around in a new set of plays that could allow him to flash his speed and talent. He's earned the playing time by showing more in practice. 

As for the fifth-round rookie Davis, he's battled back from an AC joint sprain and is healthy. He's gotten just a handful of snaps, recently, but could get 15-20 Sunday. He'll start at kick returner, might return punts, and will be utilized for his wheels.

Jordy Nelson is still coming back from ACL surgery and is dealing with a knee issue that basically stopped him from working out for a few weeks during camp. He might be 100 percent, but he's not in his usual game shape. That's coming.

Thus far, the Packers' offense has underwhelmed. It is ranked 29th in total yards and 18th in points. Not Green Bay-like. Using speed in a new way, the Packers hope to make life easy for themselves and add a few more explosive plays.

Follow Ian Rapoport on Twitter @RapSheet.

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