Report: Jags give special-teams star Owens a new deal

The Jacksonville Jaguars maintained their special-teams strength by signing Montell Owens to a contract extension, The Florida Times-Union reported Tuesday.

According to the newspaper, Owens received an extension that starts in 2013 and runs through 2015. He will make $11.275 million over the next five years, with $9.275 million in new money and $4.65 million guaranteed. He also received a $1.5 million signing bonus.

Owens was the AFC special-teamer in last season's Pro Bowl, his first in his six-year NFL career. He's currently recovering from a knee injury -- he missed last Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints -- but The Times-Union reported that contract talks were going well before Owens was hurt.

Owens was an undrafted free agent in 2006 out of Maine. He entered this season as the Jaguars' all-time leader in special-teams tackles with 95.

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