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.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) October 30, 2018
Source: Ravens are sending Packers a 2020 seventh-round pick for Montgomery. https://t.co/fvzmO0COp2
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 30, 2018
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.”
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.