FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons second-year cornerback Christopher Owens could be on the spot against the Green Bay Packers and their highly rated passing attack Saturday night.
Brian Williams, the team’s nickel back, did not practice Wednesday because of a knee injury he suffered in the season finale against Carolina on Jan. 2.
“We’ll know more about Brian [later],” Falcons coach Mike Smith said Wednesday. “Hopefully we can get him out to practice [Thursday] or on Friday.”
Williams missed most of last season after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery on his right knee. He was seen at practice with a brace on his left knee.
Owens opened the season as the nickel back, but lost his job when Williams was fully recovered. Williams, a nine-year veteran, has been a force in coverage and as a blitzer out of the slot.
Williams had 35 tackles, one sack, three tackles for losses, one