The Jaguars parted with another veteran Thursday, releasing running back Montell Owens. Owens, who turned 29 earlier this month, made the Jaguars in 2006 as an undrafted free agent from Maine and played in 104 games. Along with Maurice Jones-Drew and Marcedes Lewis, Owens was the third-longest tenured Jaguars player this off-season, behind Brad Meester and Josh Scobee. Owens' release will carry a salary cap charge of $900,000; his cap number this year was going to be $2.35 million. it's unclear how much the Jaguars will use a fullback in coordinator Jedd Fisch's system, but Owens' departure is good news for rookie Lonnie Pryor in particular. A consistent special teams player who was voted to two Pro Bowls (2010-11), Owens made four starts on offense – all last year, when the Jaguars were beset by injuries at running back. He carried 42 times for 209 yards and one touchdown.
Jaguars release RB Montell Owens
Jacksonville Times-Union | May 16