The Packers have traded RB Ty Montgomery to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for a 7th round pick in 2020, according to a report by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
Montgomery’s late 4th quarter fumble on a controversial kick return cost Green Bay a chance for a game-winning drive in what ended up as a 29-27 loss to the Rams Sunday.
After the game, Head Coach Mike McCarthy said Montgomery’s job was to keep the ball in the end zone and take a knee, allowing Aaron Rodgers to lead an offensive drive.
Following the game, NFL.com’s Mike Silver reported Silver that several Packers players said Montgomery was angry over being removed from the game earlier on offense, and one speculated that his anger over that may have been the reason he decided to return the kickoff.
“No one ever came to me,” Montgomery told reporters Monday. “So I’m thoroughly disappointed in the speculation and just the backlash I have to deal with now. Because now, we’re talking about my character. We’re not even talking about the fumble anymore, we’re talking about my character. We’re talking about the reasons why I did what I did, and I’m not OK with that.”
With Montgomery traded, the Packers now have no remaining players on the roster from the 2015 NFL Draft.
The former 3rd round pick converted from wide receiver to running back full-time for Green Bay last season.
He finished his Packers career with 177 carries for 849 yards and 7 TD’s. He also had 97 receptions for 827 yards and 3 TD’s.