The return for Montgomery: a seventh-round pick in 2020, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
Montgomery gets shipped out after the fumble in which he appeared to defy a directive from coach Mike McCarthy to down the ball in the end zone on a kickoff with two minutes remaining. Instead, Montgomery brought the ball out and proceeded to fumble, which wiped out any chance for a comeback.
"They took him out (the previous drive) for a play and he slammed his helmet and threw a fit," the unnamed player told Silver. "Then (before the kickoff) they told him to take a knee, and he ran it out anyway. You know what that was? That was him saying, 'I'm gonna do me.' It's a f------ joke."
Montgomery denied those claims Monday.
Tuesday's trade will lead most to believe the unnamed player.
Jones should now see more touches, which he rightly deserves. The second-year back has pop and an incredible first step to turn small gains into chunk plays. Williams and Jones should now split carries with Montgomery gone.
After the past week, a fresh start can't hurt.