Packers trade Ty Montgomery to Baltimore after disobeying coaches

Shalise Manza YoungYahoo Sports Contributor

Welp, now we know what the Green Bay Packers are going to do with Ty Montgomery.

They’re not going to deal with him anymore, after reportedly dealing him to the Baltimore Ravens.

Shipped out after Sunday mishap

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Via ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Packers are getting a 2020 seventh-round pick from the Ravens for Montgomery, making it crystal clear they were ready to move on from the 2015 third-round pick.

He’s out of here: Two days after a brutal fumble, the Green Bay Packers traded running back Ty Montgomery to the Ravens on Tuesday. (AP)
He’s out of here: Two days after a brutal fumble, the Green Bay Packers traded running back Ty Montgomery to the Ravens on Tuesday. (AP)

On Sunday, Montgomery made one of the most ill-advised on-field moves of the season, bringing the ball out of the end zone with just over two minutes to play against the Los Angeles Rams and then fumbling it away, robbing Aaron Rodgers the opportunity to try to stage a game-winning or at least game-tying drive against the undefeated Rams.

Making matters worse, multiple Green Bay players told NFL Media’s Mike Silver after the game that Montgomery defied coaches’ orders. He’d been told to simply field the ball and take a knee, which would have put the Packers at their own 25 with the 2-minute warning and another timeout to try to get into at least field goal position to send the game to overtime.

Players said Montgomery was angry on the team’s previous possession because he was taken off the field, and suggested he brought the ball out as a response.

Montgomery denied that he ignored orders.

Rodgers was heated

One assistant coach said Rodgers was upset with Montgomery, and understandably so.

Related, we’ve gotten a clip of Rodgers heading to Montgomery’s place to help him pack:

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