Two days after Ty Montgomery’s disastrous fumble, the Packers have sent him on his way.
Green Bay traded the fourth-year running back to the Ravens for a 2020 seventh-round draft pick, according to reports.
I’m told Ty Montgomery has been traded to the #Ravens, per source.
Source: Ravens are sending Packers a 2020 seventh-round pick for Montgomery. https://t.co/fvzmO0COp2
The move comes after Montgomery cost the Packers their final chance to win against the Rams on Sunday, as he fumbled the football on a kickoff return with just over two minutes left. Montgomery had been instructed to take a knee in the end zone, but he took the football out instead.
With the Rams up 29-27, the Packers had a chance to win with at least a field goal, but Los Angeles getting the ball back essentially meant the game was over.
Montgomery said Monday he was upset at a report Mike Silver published for NFL.com. where players and coaches criticized his decision to run the ball.
“I stood where I always stood (and) I had a returnable ball,” Montgomery said. “So, I made a split-second decision. I don’t know if this is going to land on the goal line. So, I’m not going to take a knee on the goal line, at the half-yard line, and take a chance at putting the game in the refs’ hands. Unfortunately, I ended up fumbling the football. I don’t think we’d be having this conversation if I didn’t fumble the football because we know how good our two-minute offense is.
“But I’ve never been a guy to completely disobey what I’m being told. I think you can ask a lot of guys in our locker room. That’s not what I do. That’s not the type of man I am. That’s not the kind of person I am.”
Packers’ Ty Montgomery: It’s ‘very disappointing’ teammates criticized him to media
He also said he was unsure where he stood with the team after Silver’s report was published.
This season, Montgomery ran for 105 yards and one touchdown.
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