Montell Owens RB DET 2 Months

Owens (hamstring) has been placed on injured reserve by the Lions, ESPN.com'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 DET 2 Months

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 DET 2 Months

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 DET 2 Months

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 DET 3 Months

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 DET 3 Months

Owens (head) did not practice Monday, MLive.com 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 DET 3 Months

Owens (head) will not return to Friday's game, Lions.com'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.

Montell Owens RB DET 3 Months

Owens is questionable to return to Friday's game with a head injury.

He took a pretty significant hit early in Friday's preseason game, and may need to go through the NFL's concussion protocol. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Montell Owens RB DET Aug 30 '79

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 Aug 23 '79

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.