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Lions put Montell Owens on short-term injured reserve, bring back Rocky McIntosh

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Linebacker Rocky McIntosh was one of the players who made his team’s initial 53-man roster only to get axed the next day to make room for a waiver claim, but McIntosh wasn’t out of work for long.

He also didn’t have to go far to find work. McIntosh re-signed with the Lions on Wednesday after the team placed running back Montell Owens on injured reserve with the designation to return. Owens will miss at least six weeks of practice and eight weeks of games before he can be activated.

Owens injured his knee in the team’s third preseason game and his loss will be a blow to Detroit’s special teams. Owens made two Pro Bowls as a special teamer while with Jacksonville, who released him in May.

McIntosh signed with the Lions in the middle of August and gives them experienced depth for both the defense and special teams. McIntosh had 44 tackles and a sack for the Rams in 2012, who he joined after six years with the Redskins.

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10 Responses to “Lions put Montell Owens on short-term injured reserve, bring back Rocky McIntosh”
  1. theboondoggles says: Sep 4, 2013 12:49 PM

    Glad to have some veteran LB depth, but let’s be honest: we’re all mildly bummed that the headline didn’t read “Lions put Montell Owens on short-term injured reserve, bring back HARVARD. RUGLAND.”

  2. reesesteel23 says: Sep 4, 2013 12:51 PM

    Jared Allen is going to absolutely murder Stafford

  3. Stupid Lions Fan says: Sep 4, 2013 1:00 PM

    reesesteel23 says:
    Sep 4, 2013 12:51 PM
    Jared Allen is going to absolutely murder Stafford
    ___________________________

    False statement sir

  4. lionsdraftguy says: Sep 4, 2013 1:19 PM

    @reesesteel23

    Ponder is a dead man too. We have guys all across the line that can get to the passer, not just one.

  5. 2013seasonishere says: Sep 4, 2013 1:19 PM

    Lions 27- Vikings 13

    Jared Allen and all

  6. deddmunnie says: Sep 4, 2013 1:19 PM

    Sometimes you have to put a player on waivers to let him know just how the rest of the league values his skills.

  7. isphet71 says: Sep 4, 2013 1:59 PM

    I wonder what the over/under betting line is on QB injuries for the Lions/Vikings.

    I’d probably bet OVER.

  8. purpleguy says: Sep 4, 2013 2:24 PM

    Going to be a tough game for the Vikes Sunday. Seems like everyone thinks the Lions are the sleeper team this year. Guess we’ll find out soon enough.

  9. reesesteel23 says: Sep 4, 2013 2:42 PM

    lionsdraftguy

    Vikings have guys up and down the line as well. I mean….they were in the top 5 in sacks last year….not sure where Detroit was

  10. audioflint says: Sep 4, 2013 4:46 PM

    Jared Allen is going to absolutely murder Stafford

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    And Christian Ponder will be buried right next to him…

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