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  Bears | Montell Owens signed    Thu Dec 11, 01:41 PM

The Chicago Bears signed free-agent FB Montell Owens (Lions) Thursday, Dec. 11. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also placed LB D.J. Williams (neck) on the Reserve/Injured list.

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D.J. Williams player page
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  NFL | Eight players become free agents    Wed Dec 10, 06:43 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Matt Blanchard, Detroit Lions RB Montell Owens, New Orleans Saints WR Joe Morgan, Oakland Raiders LB Jamar Chaney, Philadelphia Eagles DB Rashad Carmichael and Washington Redskins LB Steve Beauharnais, LB Everette Brown and DB Greg Ducre cleared waivers and became free agents Wednesday, Dec. 10.

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Everette Brown player page
Jamar Chaney player page
Rashad Carmichael player page
Joe Morgan player page
Steve Beauharnais player page


  Lions | Two players released    Tue Dec 9, 05:46 PM

The Detroit Lions cut LB Jerrell Harris from the practice squad and released RB Montell Owens (hamstring) from Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Dec. 9.

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  Lions | Make two roster moves    Tue Sep 30, 05:45 PM

The Detroit Lions placed RB Montell Owens (hamstring) on Reserve/Injured and signed RB George Winn from their practice squad Tuesday, Sept. 30.

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  Lions | Montell Owens leaves game    Sun Sep 28, 05:09 PM

Detroit Lions RB Montell Owens (hamstring) left the Week 4 game against the New York Jets with a hamstring ailment and he was unable to return.

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  Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 4    Fri Sep 26, 04:53 PM

Detroit Lions CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) all did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 26, and have been ruled out of the team's Week 4 game. OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) was limited in practice and is doubtful. FS Don Carey did not participate in practice and is doubtful. FB Montell Owens (hamstring) fully practiced and is questionable. DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), DT Nick Fairley, RB Theo Riddick (hamstring), James Ihedigbo (neck) and DE George Johnson (groin) all fully practiced and are probable.

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Montell Owens player page
James Ihedigbo player page
Don Carey III player page
George Johnson player page
Cassius Vaughn player page
Nick Fairley player page
Travis Lewis player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page
Joseph Fauria player page
Theo Riddick player page


  Lions | Thursday practice report    Thu Sep 25, 04:58 PM

Detroit Lions S Don Carey (hamstring), TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps), CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 25. DT Nick Fairley (biceps), FB Montell Owens (hamstring) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) were limited, while DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), S James Ihedigbo (neck) and DE George Johnson (groin) practiced in full.

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Montell Owens player page
James Ihedigbo player page
Don Carey III player page
George Johnson player page
Cassius Vaughn player page
Nick Fairley player page
Travis Lewis player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page
Joseph Fauria player page


  Lions | Wednesday practice report    Wed Sep 24, 04:31 PM

Detroit Lions S Don Carey (hamstring), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 24. DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), DT Nick Fairley (biceps), FB Montell Owens (hamstring) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) were limited, while S James Ihedigbo (neck) and DE George Johnson (groin) practiced in full.

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Montell Owens player page
James Ihedigbo player page
Don Carey III player page
George Johnson player page
Cassius Vaughn player page
Nick Fairley player page
Travis Lewis player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Week 3 Inactives    Sun Sep 21, 11:34 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared CB Cassius Vaughn, SS James Ihedigbo, QB Kellen Moore, OT LaAdrian Waddle, RB Montell Owens, WR Ryan Broyles, LB Travis Lewis inactive for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Garrett Reynolds will start on the right side of the offensive line, so that spot will be attacked by the Packers, as backup DE Mario Addison had multiple sacks for the Panthers going against Reynolds last week.

Montell Owens player page
James Ihedigbo player page
Cassius Vaughn player page
Kellen Moore player page
Ryan Broyles player page
Travis Lewis player page


  Lions | Friday injury report    Fri Sep 19, 05:23 PM

Detroit Lions LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps), CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) have been ruled out for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. S James Ihedigbo (neck) and FB Montell Owens (hamstring) are doubtful. DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), DT Nick Fairley (biceps) and DE George Johnson (groin) are questionable, while S Don Carey (hamstring) is probable. Lewis, Vaughn and Waddle didn't practice Friday, Sept. 19. Ansah, Fairley, Ihedigbo, Johnson and Owens were limited, while Carey practiced in full.

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Montell Owens player page
James Ihedigbo player page
Don Carey III player page
George Johnson player page
Cassius Vaughn player page
Nick Fairley player page
Travis Lewis player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Thursday practice report    Thu Sep 18, 05:02 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), DE George Johnson (groin), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 18. DT Nick Fairley (biceps), SS James Ihedigbo (neck) and FB Montell Owens (hamstring) were limited. FS Don Carey was a full participant.

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Montell Owens player page
James Ihedigbo player page
Don Carey III player page
George Johnson player page
Cassius Vaughn player page
Nick Fairley player page
Travis Lewis player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Wednesday injury report for Week 3    Wed Sep 17, 05:43 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. DT Nick Fairley (biceps), SS James Ihedigbo (neck), DE George Johnson (groin), FB Montell Owens (hamstring) and CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) all were limited in practice. FS Don Carey (hamstring) fully participated in practice. S Don Carey (hamstring) fully participated in practice.

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Montell Owens player page
James Ihedigbo player page
Don Carey III player page
George Johnson player page
Cassius Vaughn player page
Nick Fairley player page
Travis Lewis player page


  Lions | Montell Owens leaves game    Fri Aug 22, 08:47 PM

Detroit Lions FB Montell Owens (head) left the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to a head injury.

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  Lions | Montell Owens facing roster battle    Wed Jul 23, 11:14 PM

Detroit Lions FB Montell Owens has company, as the team will employ a more traditional fullback in the offense. They signed FB Jed Collins for the role. Owens is more of a hybrid player who excels on special teams. He likely needs to set himself apart in that role or risk not making the final roster, as he doesn't fit the traditional blocking fullback role like Collins.

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Montell Owens player page
Jed Collins player page


  Lions | FB not expected to have big impact    Thu Jul 10, 04:40 PM

The winner of the Detroit Lions fullback job is expected to receive less than 25 total touches this upcoming season. FBs Jed Collins and Montell Owens are competing for the job.

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Jed Collins player page


  Lions | Jed Collins expected to start    Thu Jul 10, 10:45 AM

Detroit Lions FB Jed Collins is expected to win the starting job over FB Montell Owens.

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Montell Owens player page
Jed Collins player page


  Lions | Willing to keep two FBs on roster    Sun Mar 30, 11:56 PM

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team is willing to keep FBs Jed Collins and Montell Owens on their 53-man roster in 2014 because they fill different roles.

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Montell Owens player page
Jed Collins player page


  Lions | Jed Collins, Montell Owens may compete with one spot    Thu Mar 27, 08:43 PM

Detroit Lions FBs Jed Collins and Montell Owens likely will compete for one roster spot during training camp because both are not expected to make the final roster.

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Jed Collins player page


  Lions | Could bring fullback position back to offense    Wed Feb 26, 02:32 AM

With Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell taking the reins, the Lions may reintroduce the fullback position to the offense. It is possible someone could be brought into camp to compete with RB Montell Owens.

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  Lions | Montell Owens to IR    Tue Nov 19, 02:41 PM

The Detroit Lions placed RB Montell Owens (knee) on the season-ending Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 19, and re-signed TE Dorin Dickerson in a corresponding move.

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Dorin Dickerson player page


  Lions | Week 11 Inactives    Sun Nov 17, 11:40 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared CB Bill Bentley, OT Corey Hilliard, DL Ezekiel Ansah, QB Kellen Moore, OG Leroy Harris, RB Montell Owens, WR Nate Burleson inactive for Week 11.

Footballguys view: The Lions are taking it slow with Burleson. Brandon Pettigrew could see increased targets again today on a sloppy field.

Nate Burleson player page
Montell Owens player page
Kellen Moore player page
Bill Bentley player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Friday injury report for Week 11    Fri Nov 15, 05:08 PM

Detroit Lions RB Montell Owens (knee) has been ruled out for Week 11. WR Nate Burleson (forearm) and CB Bill Bentley (knee) are listed as doubtful. OT Corey Hilliard (knee) and DE Ezekiel Ansah (ankle) are listed as questionable. FS Louis Delmas (knee) is listed as probable. Owens, Bentley and Delmas did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 15. Burleson, Hilliard and Ansah were limited during practice.

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Nate Burleson player page
Montell Owens player page
Louis Delmas player page
Bill Bentley player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 11    Thu Nov 14, 04:49 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (ankle), CB Bill Bentley (knee) and RB Montell Owens (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 14. S Louis Delmas (knee) and OT Corey Hilliard (knee) were limited.

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Montell Owens player page
Louis Delmas player page
Bill Bentley player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Wednesday practice report for Week 11    Wed Nov 13, 04:52 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (ankle), CB Bill Bentley (knee), S Louis Delmas (knee) and RB Montell Owens (knee) all did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 13. OT Corey Hilliard (knee) was limited in practice.

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Montell Owens player page
Louis Delmas player page
Bill Bentley player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Montell Owens injury is short term    Mon Nov 11, 01:38 PM

Detroit Lions RB head coach Jim Schwartz said RB Montell Owens (knee) knee issue is considered day-to-day or week-to-week. It is expected to be short term.

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  Lions | Ryan Broyles to IR    Wed Oct 30, 05:06 PM

The Detroit Lions placed WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles') on the season-ending Injured Reserve Wednesday, Oct. 30, and activated RB Montell Owens (knee) from the short-term Injured Reserve in a corresponding move.

Footballguys view: Broyles has the talent to be an impact player in the NFL but injuries have ruined his first two seasons in the NFL. This latest injury will take a lot of time to come back from, and there's no guarantee that he'll be ready for the start of training camp next year.

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Ryan Broyles player page


  Lions | Montell Owens will return to practice    Mon Oct 14, 01:27 PM

Detroit Lions RB Montell Owens (knee) will participate in practice this week but is not available to play until after the team's Week 9 bye. Owens is currently on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list.

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  Lions | Montell Owens placed on short-term IR    Wed Sep 4, 05:40 PM

The Detroit Lions have placed RB Montell Owens (knee) on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list.

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  Lions | Montell Owens going on short-term IR    Sat Aug 31, 05:01 PM

The Detroit Lions plan to place RB Montell Owens (knee) on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list.

Footballguys view: Owens was a two time Pro Bowler as a special teams player. He'll be eligible to return in November.

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  Lions | Several sit out practice    Mon Aug 26, 08:51 PM

Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee), FS John Wendling (knee), RB Montell Owens (knee), WR Ryan Broyles (knee) and OG Leroy Harris (knee) all did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 26.

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John Wendling player page
Louis Delmas player page
Ryan Broyles player page


  Lions | Montell Owens' injury not serious    Sat Aug 24, 06:06 PM

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz indicated RB Montell Owens (knee) does not have a long-term injury but would not go into any details.

Footballguys view: Owens was hurt on a non-contact play on Thursday night against the Patriots. He was playing as the team's third RB behind Reggie Bush and Joique Bell.

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Montell Owens player page


  Lions | Montell Owens to undergo MRI    Fri Aug 23, 03:32 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Montell Owens (knee) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on the knee injury he suffered in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 22.

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  Lions | More on Montell Owens     Fri Aug 23, 12:56 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said there were some encouraging results from tests on RB Montell Owens (knee) knee injury after the game, but it is still unknown how bad the injury is. "It didn't look good, but we'll wait and see what the tests look like," Schwartz said. "There was some encouraging things from the tests they did afterwards, but you really don't know. It'd be premature to even speculate on where he is."

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  Lions | Montell Owens injured    Thu Aug 22, 08:55 PM

Detroit Lions RB Montell Owens (knee) suffered a knee injury during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 22. He is considered questionable to return.

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  Lions | Montell Owens could help offense, special teams    Mon Jul 1, 06:44 PM

Detroit Lions special teams coordinator John Bonamego said RB Montell Owens will able to help on offense as well as on special teams this season.

Footballguys view: Owens was actually a special teams ace before injuries pressed him into duty at running back for the Jaguars last year. He actually performed well when he carried the ball, but Owens would definitely be behind Reggie Bush, Joique Bell, and Mikel Leshoure at running back for the Lions.

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  Lions | Sign Montell Owens     Thu May 30, 03:36 PM

The Detroit Lions signed RB Montell Owens (Jaguars) Thursday, May 30. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Owens gives the team veteran depth here. He can play special teams, catch passes out of the backfield, and run between the tackles once in a while. If he makes the final roster he should be the team's RB4 behind Reggie Bush, Joique Bell, and Mikel Leshoure.

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  Bills | Montell Owens leaves meeting    Mon May 20, 04:12 PM

Free-agent RB Montell Owens (Jaguars) has left his meeting with the Buffalo Bills without a contract and plans to explore other opportunities.

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  Bills | Montell Owens to sign?    Mon May 20, 11:32 AM

Free-agent RB Montell Owens (Jaguars) is at Buffalo Bills camp Monday, May 20, wearing Bills shorts and cleats. No roster move has been announced yet.

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  Jaguars | Montell Owens released    Thu May 16, 10:12 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars released RB Montell Owens.

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  Jaguars | Four not cleared for workouts    Thu Apr 4, 01:43 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Jordan Todman (calf), RB Montell Owens (knee), TE Matt Veldman and OG Uche Nwaneri (knee) have not been cleared for the start of offseason workouts. Nwaneri is also expected to miss the team's minicamp in two weeks.

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  Jaguars | Montell Owens inactive    Sun Dec 30, 11:51 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Montell Owens (knee) is among the team's inactives for their Week 17 contest versus the Tennessee Titans because he experienced discomfort in his knee during pregame warm-ups.

Footballguys view: Keith Toston will get the start. Avoid the Jaguars running game today.

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  Jaguars | Week 17 Inactives    Sun Dec 30, 11:49 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared TE Allen Reisner, CB Antwaun Molden, OT Eben Britton, DL Jerome Long, DL John Chick, RB Montell Owens, OG Uche Nwaneri inactive for Week 17.

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Antwaun Molden player page


  Jaguars | Montell Owens could have a bigger role     Wed Dec 26, 12:41 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said RB Montell Owens may play a bigger role in the offense in the future as he has played well enough to merit it.

Footballguys view: It's a nice sentiment, but the reality is when Maurice Jones-Drew is healthy he'll be the workhorse back. Perhaps Owens could play as a primary backup and spell Jones-Drew when he's winded.

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  Jaguars | Montell Owens cramps up    Sun Dec 9, 10:39 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Montell Owens (cramps) left the Week 14 game against the New York Jets due to cramping. Owens was able to finish the game, and he managed 14 carries for a career-high 91 yards and a touchdown. Owens also had an 11-yard reception.

Footballguys view: Owens is worth a look as a deep flex play against the Dolphins next week if Rashad Jennings is still out, but that's it.

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  Jaguars | Montell Owens expected to start    Wed Dec 5, 08:25 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Montell Owens is expected to start at running back in Week 14 against the New York Jets with RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) very questionable to play. RB Rashad Jennings (concussion) is also banged up. 'I think when he has had his opportunities, which have been very few, I've been pretty pleased with the way he has run the ball. He's just a really good football player,' head coach Mike Mularkey said.

Footballguys view: Owens will be the fourth RB to start a game for the Jaguars this year. We like him as only a flex play this week against the Jets. We'll see Richard Murphy and Jordan Todman get worked in as reserve RBs.

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Montell Owens player page
Rashad Jennings player page


  Jaguars | Three players listed as probable     Wed Nov 7, 02:33 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Montell Owens (shoulder), C Brad Meester (foot) and B Derek Cox (back) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7, and are listed as probable for Week 10.

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Derek Cox player page


  Jaguars | Two limited in practice     Tue Nov 6, 04:28 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Montell Owens (shoulder) and CB Derek Cox (back) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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Derek Cox player page


  Jaguars | Three would have been limited     Mon Nov 5, 07:10 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Montell Owens (shoulder), C Brad Meester (foot) and CB Derek Cox (back) were limited during practice Monday, Nov. 5. These statuses are estimations since the team did not practice Monday.

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Derek Cox player page


  Jaguars | Two will be game-time decisions     Mon Nov 5, 04:25 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said RB Montell Owens (shoulder) and FB Greg Jones (hip) will be game-time decisions for Week 10.

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Montell Owens player page


  Jaguars | Week 9 Inactives    Sun Nov 4, 11:45 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared WR Anthony Armstrong, SS Dwight Lowery, FB Greg Jones, DL Jeris Pendleton, RB Maurice Jones-Drew, RB Montell Owens, CB Rashean Mathis inactive for Week 9.

Footballguys view: Laurent Robinson is active, but Cecil Shorts will still draw the start over him.

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