Montell Owens RB DET 8 Months

Lions placed RB/FB Montell Owens on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

Owens came off injured reserve/designated to return in Week 9, but went down again in Week 10. He was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Steelers. A special teams standout, Owens is signed through 2014, but will have to prove he's healthy to have any shot at keeping his roster spot.

Montell Owens RB DET 8 Months

Lions RB/FB Montell Owens aggravated his knee injury in Sunday's win over the Bears.

Owens was just activated off short-term IR at the end of October. Now he's back in the "week to week" camp. He's one of the Lions core special teamers.

Montell Owens RB DET 9 Months

Lions activated RB/FB Montell Owens (knee) from short-term injured reserve.

Ryan Broyles (Achilles') was placed on injured reserve in a corresponding move. Owens hurt his knee in the third preseason game. He'll return to give Detroit's special teams a boost. Owens is a two-time Pro Bowler on special teams.

Montell Owens RB DET 11 Months

Lions placed RB/FB Montell Owens (knee) on reserve/PUP.

Owens went down on a non-contact play in the third preseason game. His absence is a severe blow to the Lions' special teams, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler. Mikel Leshoure is now the clear-cut big back in Detroit, but he remains behind Reggie Bush and Joique Bell.

Montell Owens RB DET 11 Months

Lions RB/FB Montell Owens exited Thursday night's preseason game with a potentially severe left knee injury.

On a traditional carry, Owens took one step and collapsed without contact, suggesting an interior tear in his knee. Non-contact injuries typically don't end well. Owens was receiving carries ahead of Mikel Leshoure on Thursday night, and behind Reggie Bush and Joique Bell. He also plays special teams.

Montell Owens RB DET May 30 '13

Lions signed FB/RB Montell Owens.

A two-time Pro Bowler as a special teamer, Owens can also do some lead-blocking and carry the ball in a pinch. Last season, he rushed 42 times for 209 yards with one touchdown after the Jaguars' running back corps was decimated by injury. The 29-year-old will play a similar insurance/special teams role if he sticks on the Lions' final roster. Reggie Bush, Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell are all more talented runners.

Montell Owens RB DET May 20 '13

Free agent FB/RB Montell Owens visited the Bills on Monday.

Per BuffaloBills.com, Owens is being eyed as a special teamer. He was released by the Jaguars last week. Owens has been to two Pro Bowls as a special teamer.

Montell Owens RB DET May 16 '13

Jaguars released RB/FB Montell Owens.

Owens was a core special teamer and reserve fullback for the first 4 1/2 years of his career. Then the Jags' backfield was decimated by injury and he became a name in fantasy football circles by rushing for 180 yards with a touchdown between Weeks 14 and 16 of last season. A knee injury kept Owens out of Week 17 and it still might not be right. He did participate in this week's OTAs.

Montell Owens RB DET Apr 04 '13

Jaguars RB Montell Owens (knee) has not been medically cleared yet.

Montell Owens RB DET Dec 30 '123 Comments

Montell Owens is inactive for Week 17 against the Titans after suffering an injury in pre-game warmups.