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Chris Owens Injury: Falcons CB Leaves With Rib Injury

After losing one starting cornerback (Brent Grimes) to injury after Week 1, Atlanta can ill afford to lose more secondary depth. For the time being, they'll be without another corner:

This comes after starting corner Asante Samuel was injured on Atlanta's last defensive series and left with a neck injury. Samuel's replacement, Robert McClain, intercepted Peyton Manning several plays later. Samuel did return on Atlanta's next series and made a crucial tackle on third-and-five to force a Denver punt.

Owens played mostly nickel corner in the Falcons' season-opening win in Kansas City and was set to see an expanded role in Grimes' absence.

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