Jaguars news roundup: Khan's company honored, Lions add former Jag Owens and more


Jacksonville Jaguars news around the internet you may have missed.

Attorney for Conch House staff member paints different picture of Maurice Jones-Drew incident |
The attorney for the Conch House in St. Augustine said Thursday the Jaguars’ biggest star, Maurice Jones-Drew, punched a security guard last weekend in an “unprovoked attack.”“Mr. Jones-Drew’s conduct was deplorable and certainly unbecoming a professional athlete,” Gregory Anderson said. “The current attempt by some to characterize this as a ‘scuffle’ is misleading and unsupported by any evidence.”Anderson said Kasim Howard, 31, was “viciously attacked and severely injured,” citing a dislocated jaw and spinal injuries.

Ford honors Khan's company |
Flex-N-Gate, the company owned by the Jaguars’ Shad Khan, received two honors last week from the Ford Motor Company – a Recognition of Achievement Award for superiority in aligned business framework (ABF) principles and a gold-level World Excellence Award saluting suppliers who bring diverse cultures, values and ideas to Ford.Flex-N-Gate was one of two companies world-wide to win the ABF and one of 14 suppliers to win the World Excellence Award.

Lions sign former Pro Bowler Montell Owens | Detroit Free Press |
Owens started four games at running back last year, after injuries hit the Jaguars' backfield. But he's best known for his prowess on special teams.In 2010, Owens was a Pro Bowl alternate who appeared in 66% of Jacksonville’s special teams snaps. In 2011, he made the Pro Bowl with 56% playtime on special teams. Last year, Owens rushed for a career-high 209 yards in 13 games. He was released by the Jaguars earlier this month.

O-Zone: Critical advice
The Jaguars’ front office can’t make Jones-Drew do anything. Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, all organized team activities and most offseason work are voluntary. If Jones-Drew wants to train in Alaska wearing skis and a speedo, he could. Jones-Drew and the Jaguars mutually agreed that training in Miami made sense. This incident likely won’t change that.

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