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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Extremely early observation on the Dolphins: Their team speed has improved this year on both sides of the ball.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

New Bills linebacker Gerald Hodges has arrived at Thursday's practice. He's not in a helmet but is wearing jersey No. 40.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills are signing LB Gerald Hodges to a one-year deal, source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Hodges visited the Bills and Giants this week. Hodges, 26, started 12 games last season for the 49ers. He will be added to a Bills outside linebacker competition alongside Ramon Humber and rookie Matt Milano.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey on the field for the team's second OTA. OT Branden Albert still not here. Players working off to the side include CB A.J. Bouye, S Barry Church, S Tashaun Gipson.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott explains that the team is "concerned" with TE Charles Clay's knee. McDermott said the Bills will continue to manage Clay's health moving forward; Clay is participating in Thursday's organized team activity.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers center Ryan Kalil says it is a "weird flashback" when he looks across the line and sees 37-year-old defensive end Julius Peppers, who re-signed during the offseason with the team that selected him No. 2 overall in 2002.

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham Jr. not at Giants voluntary OTAs. Neither is Olivier Vernon. Beckham's original plan was to be here Thursday.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill, who sprained his ACL and MCL last season, is moving well in individual drills at OTAs.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is a first look at Dolphins starting QB Ryan Tannehill (center) wearing his left knee brace this season. He strained his left ACL and MCL at the end of last season.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) is present but doesn't appear he will practice today in the first OTAs open to the media. No surprise there as the team wants to be careful.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill is wearing a brace on his left knee in first OTA open to media. Get used to seeing that this year.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera likes where wide receiver Kelvin.Benjamin is with his conditioning now. Says Julius Peppers was held out today with soreness.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera wishes the NFL would take a look at changing the rule that is keeping first-round pick Christian McCaffrey from attending OTAs. Says if a player chooses not to enroll in classes he should be allowed to work with the team. The former Stanford star can't work out with Carolina until mid-June when Stanford's school year ends.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott says he "appreciates" that GM Doug Whaley provided a "parting gift," as Whaley termed it on SiriusXM NFL radio this week, by trading for the Chiefs' 2018 first-round pick. However, McDermott says the trade was a "team effort."

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jaguars will have joint training camp practices in Jacksonville on Aug. 14-15 in advance of the second preseason game. The teams did the same thing last year.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott says free-agent LB Gerald Hodges is "on his way back to Buffalo" and there is a "good chance" he signs with Bills. Hodges visited the Bills earlier this week and also made a trip to meet with the Giants. If signed, Hodges will be added to a competition at outside linebacker.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott says team is "concerned" with TE Charles Clay's knee. Clay has participated in most of organized team activities but was not practicing last Thursday when reporters were present. Like in past years when Clay was held out of practice on a regular basis, McDermott says Bills will have to "maintain" Clay's knee health.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly says he is finished talking about concussions. Doesn't think about having another.

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