Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 8/8/12
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. With the Falcons' two starting cornerbacks banged up and each sitting out at times in practice this week, head coach Mike Smith said on Tuesday that he had not made a determination yet as to whether they, along with a few others, would play in the team's first preseason game on Thursday at the Georgia Dome against Baltimore. The Falcons did not hold a media availability on Wednesday so fans and media alike will not know until Thursday evening whether Brent Grimes (foot) and Dunta Robinson (right ankle) will play against the Ravens. In addition, Christopher Owens, a four-year veteran who has filled in as a starter and also knows how to play the nickel position for the Falcons, did not practice on Monday or Tuesday with a hamstring injury, further depleting the Falcons' first- and second-team defenses of cornerbacks. "We hope that we get an opportunity to get him back here as soon as possible," Smith said of Owens, "but as you know those hamstrings can linger an...
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