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Less than 24 hours after being traded to the Baltimore Ravens Za'Darius Smith Jersey White , Ty Montgomery was having a hard time familiarizing himself with his new surroundings."I've never spent any time in Maryland before. We are in Maryland, right?" Montgomery said. "This whole part of the country kind of throws me for a loop. I don't know if I'm in Virginia or what."Well, he know he's not in Green Bay anymore.The Packers traded the running back/kick returner for a seventh-round pick Tuesday, and Montgomery was given a quick tour of the Ravens training complex on Wednesday before talking to the media and heading out to practice.The Ravens (4-4) hope Montgomery — a 2015 third-round pick out of Stanford — can boost an unproductive running game that ranks 24th in the NFL at 96.6 yards per game and second-to-last with 3.6 yards per carry."He's one of those guys who can do a variety of things," quarterback Joe Flacco said. "We'll see what we can do this week in practice, how he progresses, and we'll get to see a little bit about what he's made of close and personal."If Montgomery learns the offense quickly enough, perhaps he can make a contribution in Sunday's important AFC North matchup against the division-leading Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2-1).Then again Kyler Fackrell Jersey , coach John Harbaugh isn't quite ready to label Montgomery a savior for a team stuck in a two-game losing streak."You're making too much of it if you think it's a big story," Harbaugh said. "It's a good player, we're adding him, we're excited about it, to whatever degree it can help us."Montgomery had 26 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown in seven games with Green Bay, along with 15 catches for 170 yards.His last play with the Packers was one that arguably stood out more than any other. With Green Bay trailing the Los Angeles Rams 29-27 in the final two minutes, Montgomery fumbled a kickoff return after being told by coaches to take a touchback if the ball went into the end zone.That was not a topic he wanted to address during his first few hours in Maryland."I don't want to be rude, but I just don't even want to talk about it anymore Davante Adams Jersey White ," Montgomery said. "I will say, I was ready put all that in the past. So I guess it's going to turn into a fresh start, being on a new team."Alex Collins leads the Ravens with 358 yards rushing and rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson is second with 129. Baltimore has just one run of more than 20 yards, a 22-yard scramble by Jackson in Tennessee.Maybe Montgomery can help, but for eight weeks now the Ravens have been trying to get the running game in sync."We've just got to continue grinding," Flacco said. "If we trust our backs and trust our guys up front to continue to what they've been doing and maybe clean up a couple things here and there, then hopefully a couple of those (runs) will start hitting."If that happens, the Ravens just might get on a roll."That can change things like that Clay Matthews Jersey White ," Flacco said, snapping his fingers. "Just getting a couple of those chunks, you get rolling and get defenses on their heels a bit, and they worry about it a little bit more." Simmons tore his ACL in February and was spotted on camera punching a woman in 2016."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareSharePackers 2019 Draft Visits: Jeffery Simmons is in Green Bay on a top-30 visitDouglas DeFelice-USA TODAY SportsAs the Green Bay Packers continue to scout and interview with prospects during the lead-up to the 2019 NFL Draft, a host of players are coming to Lambeau Field this week for top-30 visits and local workouts. Many of them we know about because of media reporting, but in today’s social media age, several players are breaking news themselves.One such player is Jeffery Simmons, a defensive tackle from Mississippi State. Simmons posted on his Instagram account on Thursday that he is at Lambeau for an official visit (Thanks go to @SeedsofJake for finding the post first.)Simmons was a highly disruptive presence for the Bulldogs Aaron Ripkowski Jersey , starting in Starkville for three years. He had seven sacks in that time, all coming in his final two years with five in 2017 and two in 2018. He also had double-digit tackles for loss in both seasons, with 12 in 2017 and 18 in 2018.However, Simmons has both injury and off-the-field red flags. During his workouts in preparation for his Pro Day, Simmons suffered a torn ACL. Therefore, he is widely expected to spend his rookie season on injured reserve, with only a small chance of recovering in time to play in 2019.Simmons was not scheduled to attend the 2019 NFL Combine because of a violent incident during his final year of high school. Simmons repeatedly punched a woman in the street near his home in March of 2016, and the incident was recorded on a video camera. He has reportedly been a model citizen at MSU since arriving on campus — sentiments from both head coaches he has played for — but that incident will surely come up during interviews in today’s visit.In the past Mike Daniels Jersey White , the Packers have used top-30 visits to bring in and interview prospects with significant off-the-field issues. In 2017 they brought in Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, who also punched a woman and had the incident recorded on video, and in 2016 they brought in Eastern Kentucky edge rusher Noah Spence, who was dismissed from Ohio Stateafter multiple failed drug tests.
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