The Ravens have acquired running back/kick returner Ty Montgomery in a trade with the Green Bay Packers in exchange for a future pick.
It’s a seventh-round pick in 2020, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and other reports.
Montgomery was put on the trading block by Green Bay after a controversial fumble during Sunday’s 29-27 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. With the Packers trailing late in the game, Montgomery brought the ball out of the end zone instead of taking a knee. Montgomery lost a fumble on the return, ending the Packers’ last chance to win. On Monday, Montgomery refuted a report that he defied coaches’ orders to take a knee.
The Ravens would be getting a 25-year-old running back with good hands out of the backfield who can also help on special teams. A third-round pick out of Stanford in 2015, Montgomery has rushed for 105 yards and one touchdown this season averaging 3.7 yards per carry, and he has caught 15 passes for 170 yards.
He has started 14 games for the Packers over the past four seasons, but none this year behind Aaron Jones. Montgomery has averaged 4.8 yards per carry over his career. His best season was in 2016 when he ran for 457 yards and three touchdowns and caught 44 passes for another 348 yards.
The Ravens have been looking to improve their running game, and Montgomery could possibly work into the running back rotation with Alex Collins and Javorius Allen.
Baltimore released veteran linebacker Albert McClellan to make room for Montgomery on the 53-man roster.