Packers trade Ty Montgomery to Ravens after he said he didn’t know role on team
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Less than 24 hours after Ty Montgomery said he had a hard time trusting his teammates and didn’t know his role on the team, the Green Bay Packers alleviated that concern by moving the running back to the Baltimore Ravens for a 2020 seventh-round draft pick.
After Montgomery's fumble on a kick return sealed Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams, an unidentified teammate questioned his intentions for bringing the ball out.
On Monday, Montgomery denied purposefully disobeying a directive to down the ball in the end zone, and he denied any frustration over his role in the offense led to that decision. He then wondered about the intent of his unidentified teammate.
“It’s tough for me to trust anyone now,” Montgomery said Monday afternoon. “Guys talking about how they can trust me, it’s tough for me to trust anyone now.”
Drafted as a wide receiver out of Stanford in the third round in 2015, Montgomery has run the ball, caught passes and returned kicks in his 36 career games. He caught 129 passes for 827 yards and three scores, rushed for 849 yards and seven touchdowns and averaged 22.7 yards per kick return.
With the return of Aaron Jones from suspension in Week 3, and Jones’ continued success since, Montgomery’s role on the offense has diminished.
“I don’t fully understand what my role is right now, what I’m supposed to be doing, how I’m supposed to help this team,” Montgomery said Monday.
Montgomery, 25, will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.
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