Vaughn McClure has a comprehensive overview of the day's events on ESPN.com. Some things that stand out are the fact that Sam Baker looked to be moving around just fine, free safety Dwight Lowery took reps with the first team defense and picked off a Matt Ryan pass, and Jake Matthews looks like a veteran out there, which is pretty fantastic.
D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC has a rundown of things he observed during OTAs.
The Falcons have shared photos from OTAs, also.
2:02 p.m. We can't watch OTAs in person, but the Falcons have us covered with a video from today's activities.
1:48 p.m. The Falcons' own Jay Adams has some great observations.
Couple of things I noticed: Trufant is a BEAST; Ricardo Allen looks really good; Tyson Jackson is the biggest guy by far; Matthews is solid— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) May 28, 2014
Also, Hawley could be an impact guy in 2014. He looked very good against some big, huge competition today. #RiseUp— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) May 28, 2014
1:24 p.m. Shembo did indeed line up at inside linebacker.
Rookie Prince Shembo indeed spent most his time at inside linebacker today. Worked with ILBs during individuals. More observations upcoming.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) May 28, 2014
1:08 p.m. Well, this happened.
When Mike Nolan screamed out base defense during OTAs, the defenders moved into a 3-4 setup— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) May 28, 2014
Good update on who's there and who's not. McClure also noted that Devonta Freeman is excused for a rookie NFLPA event.
Julio Jones, Roddy White, Devonta Freeman not present for OTAs. Weatherspoon, Motta, Peters held out. Baker, Biermann participated.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) May 28, 2014
The Falcons will experience their second day of OTAs today, and since today's practice is open to the media, we'll have updates to this thread coming your way throughout the day as they become available.
Today's the one day this week media can view OTAs. Lots of coverage headed your way this afternoon. #RiseUp— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) May 28, 2014
Roddy White will be absent from OTAs this week as he remains with family in Charleston, SC, following the tragic and untimely death of his younger brother, Tyrone Moore, Jr. Our hearts continue to go out to White and his family during this difficult time.
From late last night, Roddy White misses start of OTAs Tuesday. Still grieving his brother's death. Return unclear. http://t.co/zxb1IywlAx— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) May 28, 2014
ESPN's Vaughn McClure had an interesting tidbit on Twitter this morning. This is unexpected, and it's definitely something to keep an eye on.
Wouldn't be surprised if rookie Prince Shembo played more inside linebacker than outside during OTAs.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) May 28, 2014
McClure also has a breakdown of some of the things he'll be watching for during OTAs.
A few things to watch for as the Falcons start OTAs. Media will get to view Wednesday's session this week. http://t.co/cfTJO2IbQn— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) May 27, 2014
D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC has a list of things he'll be keeping an eye on as well, including Sam Baker's status and how Bryan Cox and Mike Tice are shaping their respective units on the field.
What do you hope to learn from the Falcons' OTAs? Which players do you think will stand out (to the extent that one can stand out in a non-contact environment, that is)?