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Jaguars release veteran Montell Owens

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When organizations make changes at the top, the guys on the bottom of the roster are at risk.

So with a new coach and General Manager, the Jaguars aren’t afraid to let the old guys go.

The latest to be shown the door is running back Montell Owens, according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

The 29-year-old back is the franchise’s all-time leader in special teams tackles. He made the team as an undrafted rookie in 2006, and was the third-longest serving player on the roster.

Only center Brad Meester and kicker Josh Scobee have been around longer.

To fill Owens’ roster spot, the Jaguars signed center Dan Gerberry.

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7 Responses to “Jaguars release veteran Montell Owens”
  1. christine5014 says: May 16, 2013 10:11 AM

    Man.. he’s a great guy and a really good fullback. We haven’t had many players to really be proud of recently but he’s one. Sorry to see him go but Caldwell is really clearing room for young guys. Someone’s going to get a great person and a super intelligent guy when he gets signed. Good luck man!

  2. shackdelrio says: May 16, 2013 10:44 AM

    Owens was a class act and his presence will be missed at team events. Probably cost too much to be kept around in a total rebuild.

    Two-time Pro Bowler on special teams as well.

    He’ll get picked up.

  3. razzzmajazzz says: May 16, 2013 10:51 AM

    Too bad when he left it wasn’t with Gabbert under one arm….

  4. johnnyjagfan says: May 16, 2013 10:51 AM

    I don’t think Caldwell/Bradley are looking for Bill Bates-type players to be on Special Teams. They’re looking for guys that can compete for starting spots to play those positions while they wait their turn.

    Too bad for Owens. Best wishes to a guy that wasn’t afraid to play hard every game.

  5. jagsnoles904 says: May 16, 2013 11:23 AM

    It’s sad to see him go. He was a great special teams player who also seemed to show up on some clutch 3rd down plays. I’m guessing that they’re planning on going with the youngster from FSU Lonnie Pryor. Not much of a drop off if any, the fullback is a dying position.

  6. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 16, 2013 11:30 AM

    Maybe he can go back to doing his talk show.

  7. boobsmcgoo says: May 16, 2013 12:37 PM

    This is how they do it.

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