Atlanta Falcons running back Jason Snelling and cornerback Christopher Owens both returned to practice on Monday. Snelling has been recovering from a lower leg injury. Though he might have been able to play in the preseason finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Snelling says that he just wasn't ready yet.
I wasn't completely ready to go. There is a lot of stuff that goes into rehabbing after being out that long. The decision was for me not to play. I feel comfortable now.
Owens on the other hand is recovering from a hamstring issue. He impressed Falcons coaches during training camp and the preseason with his play on special teams, which helped him earn a spot on the final roster.
As a competitor it sucks [being out]. I'm practicing today and it feels good. I got through it. Now, all the focus is on K.C.
The Falcons play the Chiefs on Sunday with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. on Fox.
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