Packers Trade Away Montgomery, Clinton-Dix
The Packers made a pair of trades before Tuesday’s league trade deadline. Green Bay sent running back Ty Montgomery to Baltimore and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Washington. Montgomery was sent to the Ravens for a seventh round draft pick in the 2020 draft, while Clinton-Dix garnered more of a return – the Redskins sent a fourth round pick in the 2019 draft in exchange for his services.
Montgomery drew criticism after fumbling on a kickoff return late in the game in Sunday’s loss to the Rams. A few unnamed Packer players told an NFL writer Montgomery disobeyed Mike McCarthy’s instructions to down the kick in the end zone after being taken out of the game on a previous possession – accusations that Montgomery denied on Monday.
Clinton-Dix was in the final year of his five-year rookie contract, after being selected as the number 21 overall selection in the 2014 draft. He played in 55-straight regular season games in Green Bay – totaling 378 tackles, 25 passes defended and 14 interceptions, to go along with 5.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. Clinton-Dix said earlier this season he didn’t expect to be back in Green Bay next year – and will take his talents to the NFC East and join one of the top statistical defenses in the league.