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Falcons’ RCB battle wide open

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By Dan Parr

The Falcons will have at least four players competing for the starting job at right cornerback in training camp, and this is a legitimate battle. Ninth-year veteran Brian Williams is considered the front-runner to win the job by some observers, assuming his knee doesn't give him any problems. He was a starter in 2009 before tearing his ACL in Week Six. Brent Grimes, who made 14 starts for Atlanta over the past two seasons, and Chris Owens, who started six games as a rookie in '09, cannot be counted out, however. Grimes led the Falcons with six interceptions last season and the coaching staff has been enamored with his athleticism. Owens probably fits best as a nickel back, but he hasn't hit his full potential yet and is capable of putting up a fight. The other contender, Chevis Jackson, began last season behind Williams, Grimes and Owens on the depth chart and he's a long shot to start.

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