#Browns have agreed to terms with cornerback Chris Owens of the Falcons, a league source told the Plain Dealer today.— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) March 22, 2013
Owens had a curious career in Atlanta. A third-round pick back in 2009, Owens had a promising start to his career, posting two picks and six starts in his first season. Unfortunately, it was largely downhill from there, with Owens getting toasted in the 2010 NFC Divisional Round against the Packers, which forever tarnished his reputation with many Falcons fans.
While he flashed brilliance at times—remember him catch Percy Harvin from behind on that kick return?—Owens saw his playing time slowly diminish in the last couple of years. In 2012, he was passed by Robert McClain on the depth chart and really only played as a part-time cornerback and ace special teamer. Certainly his speed and athleticism will be missed, but the Falcons are going to roll even younger than the 26-year-old Owens throughout the secondary this season, for better or for worse.
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