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Falcons lose CB Owens with head injury

Associated Press Modified: September 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm •  Published: September 17, 2012

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons cornerback Christopher Owens went out in the first quarter with a head injury against the Denver Broncos and was declared out for the rest of Monday night's game.

Another cornerback, Asante Samuel, sustained a neck injury in the opening period. But, after a quick trip to the locker room for X-rays, he was able to return.

Atlanta was already short-handed at cornerback after Brent Grimes went down with a season-ending injury in the opener.