JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are so banged up at running back that they're turning things over to a special teams ace.
With Maurice Jones-Drew, Jalen Parmele and Rashad Jennings all injured, the Jaguars (2-10) are planning to give former fullback and fourth-team running back Montell Owens the start Sunday against the New York Jets (5-7).
Owens is a two-time Pro Bowler, earning both trips with his special teams play. He has a franchise record 118 tackles on special team. His offensive resume is much less stellar. He ran seven times for 29 yards last week at Buffalo, giving him 21 carries for 112 yards in his seven-year career.
Nonetheless, he is welcoming a bigger role Sunday.
"It's just a chance to showcase yourself in a way that you haven't been accustomed to," Owens said Wednesday.
Owens knows his limitations: He's not the fastest guy on the field, doesn't have the best hands, isn't the most skilled blocker. But he has become a mainstay in Jacksonville ...