Montell Owens RB DET 15 Days

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 26 Days

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 DET 28 Days

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.

Montell Owens RB DET 28 Days

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 10 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 10 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 11 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 Aug 31 '13

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 Aug 22 '13

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.