Montell Owens RB CHI 11 months ago

Owens didn't log any offensive touches while suiting up in the Bears' final three games of the season.

Listed as the only fullback on the team's roster, Owens saw all his snaps on special teams, as coach Marc Trestman relied primarily on single-back sets by season's end. The 30-year-old hasn't logged an NFL carry since the 2012 season, when injuries forced him into action for Jacksonville.

Montell Owens RB CHI 12 months ago

The Bears have signed Owens.

Though the fullback isn't likely to be a big factor in the team's offense, Owens should provide a nice boost to the Bears special teams corps.

Montell Owens RB CHI 12 months ago

The Lions released Owens (hamstring) from injured reserve Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Owens is apparently healthy, but the Lions are set at running back, so they decided to give him a chance to look for another opportunity.

Montell Owens RB CHI 1 year ago

Owens (hamstring) has been placed on injured reserve by the Lions,'s Michael Rothstein reports.

Owens will go on injured reserve for the second straight year, after a knee injury landed him there in 2013. He registered no touches this season, so his injury will hurt the Lions' depth at fullback and special teams more than it does fantasy owners.

Montell Owens RB CHI 1 year ago

Owens is expected to miss a few weeks due to a hamstring injury, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Owens' latest hamstring injury comes while Joique Bell (concussion) and Theo Riddick (hamstring) are also banged-up. As a result, the Lions signed running back George Winn from their practice squad Tuesday.

Montell Owens RB CHI 1 year ago

Owens (hamstring) is active Sunday at the Jets, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Owens will more than likely spend most of Sunday's game on the sideline, as his last NFL carry occurred during the 2012 season.

Montell Owens RB CHI 1 year ago

Owens (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Despite his history of doubling as a fullback-running back, Owens has yet to touch the ball for the Lions this year. If he's absent, it shouldn't amount to much Sunday.

Montell Owens RB CHI 1 year ago

Owens (head) isn't listed on the Lions' injury report in advance of Monday's contest against the Giants.

Owens had been sidelined since sustaining a head injury in the third preseason tilt, but his lack of a practice cap appears to reveal that a concussion was avoided. Active status on game day is no guarantee, though, with another fullback, Jed Collins, also on the roster.

Montell Owens RB CHI 1 year ago

Owens (head) did not practice Monday, reports.

Owens left Friday's preseason game after taking a big hit, and there hasn't been much of an update since. Jed Collins and Chad Abram split time in his absence.

Montell Owens RB CHI 1 year ago

Owens (head) will not return to Friday's game,'s Tim Twentyman reports.

The Lions' starting fullback took a big hit in Friday's preseason game and will likely need to undergo concussion tests before a timetable for his return is established.