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Today marks the second day of Atlanta's OTAs. We'll round up the latest news and updates from Flowery Branch and update it here throughout the day.

Kevin C. Cox

UPDATES:

2:45 p.m.

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.

2:15 p.m.

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC has a rundown of things he observed during OTAs.

2:12 p.m.

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.

1:24 p.m. Shembo did indeed line up at inside linebacker.

1:08 p.m. Well, this happened.

Good update on who's there and who's not. McClure also noted that Devonta Freeman is excused for a rookie NFLPA event.

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.

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.

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.

McClure also has a breakdown of some of the things he'll be watching for during OTAs.

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)?