Montell Owens Likely Done With Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions are likely done with the services of special teams ace Montell Owens.  The Detroit Lions placed Owens on IR yesterday with a hamstring injury.  It was the second time in two years he has ended the season on the injured reserve list.  In two seasons, he has only played in 6 games.  That type of availability is difficult to overcome in justifying your roster spot.  That is especially true with the emergence of George Winn in the preseason.  Winn likely only missed a roster spot due to Owens’ special teams play.    With Winn able to take those special teams reps, as well as his ability to spell Joique Bell, Owens is less of a need and more of a luxury.

The team’s desire to move on from Owens is becoming evident today as Montell Owens no longer has a locker.




ESPN’s Michael Rothstein confirmed today that Owens is the only Detroit Lion on the IR list who does not have a locker.  Head coach Jim Caldwell refused to comment on this as well, likely indicating that Owens will not be with the team next season.  I want to caution that this is all speculation at this point, but I feel it is enough evidence to indicate a likely end to Montell Owens’ time in Detroit.

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