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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Among the 49ers not participating in Tuesday's OTA session: CB Richard Sherman (achilles), WR Trent Taylor (back), G Jonathan Cooper (knee) and LB Brock Coyle (shoulder). With Sherman out, Jimmie Ward and Ahkello Witherspoon worked with the first team defense at cornerback. And with Cooper out, Joshua Garnett worked with the first team offense at right guard.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans Tuesday OTA highlights: - Marcus Mariota not rocking a knee brace, which he's worn in practices/games since rookie year. - Delanie Walker going 105%. Diving on ground, breaking tackles, sets a tone. - Corey Davis, Adoree' Jackson flashed - Derrick Henry/Dion Lewis combo is going to be fun

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Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans RT Jack Conklin is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in January. Mike Vrabel says he doesn't have an exact timeline on his return but he doesn't anticipate seeing him being on the field this spring. Training camp would be earliest he starts individual drills. Rishard Matthews is dealing with something minor, but he should be back before spring workouts are over.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets finally admitted it was a mistake to draft Christian Hackenberg, trading him to the Raiders for a conditional 2019 seventh-round pick. It had to be done. He had no future with the Jets, who moved on when they drafted Sam Darnold. He will go down as one of the biggest second-round busts in history. He didn't play a down in two seasons with the Jets.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers wasting no time getting rookie Mike McGlinchey in with the first team. He took the bulk of the work at right tackle and held up fine during the OTA.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

With Reuben Foster awaiting resolution to his legal situation, the 49ers rolled with veterans Malcolm Smith and Korey Toomer with the first team defense at the two inside linebacker spots. Smith appeared to be handling the calls in the huddle. No surprise, he's the team's most experienced LB in this scheme.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

While the Niners aren't in pads during OTAs, they got some strong inside pass rush work from DL Solomon Thomas during one on ones. Thomas won four straight reps against the first and second team offensive line.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

New 49ers CB Richard Sherman (Achilles) isn't playing football during these OTAs but don't let it be said he's not participating. Sherman did some work on the side and then was all over the field offering guidance to the young defensive backs during the session.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Amari Cooper, on Jordy Nelson: "He knows a lot and he's always sharing his wisdom."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Giants coach Ben McAdoo was at the Bengals facility today for Week 1 of OTAs. I've been told he's just visiting, not joining the staff.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

When asked Tuesday about what impact quarterback Case Keenum could have on Paxton Lynch's development, Broncos coach Vance Joseph said: "Case has had spots in his career when it was tough. That's a good example for Paxton to see, that if you keep grinding and playing it's a chance to have your own huddle — a great example.''

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie cornerback Carlton Davis was getting first-team reps for the Bucs today on the outside while Vernon Hargreaves was lined up at nickelback and Ryan Smith was in for Brent Grimes. Davis is having to adjust to playing off-man coverage and got beat a few times. His strength is really in press-man but they've been pleased with him.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After the first day of OTAs Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum has this to say about gaining chemistry with the team's wide receivers, Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders in particular: "There'a a lot there already, but I'm always looking for more, those guys are always looking for more … You're never satisfied with where you're at.''

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers guard Lane Taylor said he underwent ankle surgery after the season and likely won't work at all during OTAs. He said it was just to clean up a linger issue. He missed the Saints game last year (Oct. 22) because of an ankle injury. He expects to be back for the start of training camp.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Gruden, on 2017 second-round draft pick Obi Melifonwu: "He doesn't look close to me at all...haven't seen much of Obi, except in the training room."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"I've never seen a guy's face stay red for all seven (practice) periods...he talks s...like a talk s...." - Bruce Irvin, on Jon Gruden.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs have four TEs in addition to Travis Kelce and Demetrius Harris. Tim Wright has 89 career catches, none since 2015. Jace Amaro has 41, three since 2014. Alex Ellis has 3. Blake Mack is an undrafted rookie.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

NFL SVP Al Riveron said he can "guarantee" that the league's new helmet rule will not be an "ejection-fest." Players will be disqualified only if they have a clear, unobstructed path to an opponent along with enough time to avoid the contact. If a player still lowers his helmet to initiate contact, he is subject to ejection.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"This was our first practice. We've been going against garbage cans. Robots and mannequins. That's what we've been able to practice against." - Jon Gruden

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Demetrius Harris has been suspended for one game by the NFL for a violating the league's policy on substances of abuse. Harris was recently pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana in Bates County, Mo. bb

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien spoke passionately about the Santa Fe shooting, saying that there needs to be change: "Something's wrong when there's 22 mass shootings in the last six months in schools in this country. Something's wrong and to me, it starts with what the laws are, what politicians set to be the laws and the communication that has to take place to enact laws that are in place where schools are safe, because it's ridiculous right now. It's horrendous that a 17-year-old kid can bring a gun into a school and murder 10 people. That's horrible."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers veteran defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said the only thing he asks of rookie Vita Vea is this: "I told him he has to tell my children that he is Maui from [the Disney film] ‘Moana.'"

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

David Tepper gets unanimous approval by the 32 league owners to purchase the Panthers. And here he is introduced by commissioner Roger Goodell.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Two players to highlight today from the Patriots' second organized team activity: First-year CB Ryan Lewis (University of Pittsburgh) and rookie Keion Crossen (seventh-round pick, Western Carolina). Lewis, who spent last year on the practice squad, took quality repetitions opposite starter Stephon Gilmore and showed up with some ball disruption, while Crossen had the play of the day, showing off his 40-inch vertical leap by going up to intercept a Brian Hoyer pass intended for running back James White in the back right-hand corner of the end zone. Crossen showed excellent technique on the play, turning back to the ball and catching it at its high point.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Shepard signed a 1-year deal with the Giants. He joins a crowded group that includes Cody Latimer and Roger Lewis for playing time when they go three wide receivers. Shepard had 17 catches for 202 yards and a touchdown in his only season after being signed to a three-year, $10 million deal by Dave Gettleman in Carolina. Shepard spent the first four years of his career in Tampa. He also happens to be friend with Odell Beckham Jr. from their time together at LSU. I remember the two embracing and having a long talk before the Bucs played the Giants few years back.