The Bears have signed veteran fullback Montell Owens to take the place of shelved LB D.J. Williams on the roster. Owens, a former Pro Bowl special teamer with Jacksonville, played in several games for Detroit early in the year.
The Lions put running back Montell Owens on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.
The Lions might need to promote running back George Winn from the practice squad or sign a free agent because they currently have two healthy running backs, Reggie Bush and fullback Jed Collins, reports the Detroit Free Press. Joique Bell is recovering from a concussion, while Theo Riddick and Montell Owens are dealing with pulled hamstrings.All three were knocked out of Sunday's win over the Jets. Lions coach Jim Caldwell has not provided any updates on the injured trio. Detroit hosts Buffalo in Week 5.
Lions running backs Montell Owens and Theo Riddick were both forced out of Sunday's game against the Jets due to hamstring injuries, per ESPN. Owens, who had been nursing a hamstring injury as of late, was on the sideline in street clothes in the second half. Riddick also re-aggravated the injury in the first half. He had one carry for two yards before leaving the game. The Lions will host the Bills in Week 5.
The following players on the injury report were listed active for the Lions in Week 4 against the Jets: Calvin Johnson (ankle), Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Joique Bell (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps), James Ihedigbo (neck), George Johnson (groin), Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Montell Owens (hamstring).
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