May 26 2016 - Von Miller, OLB Von Miller remained absent because of his unsigned franchise tender. This is the second consecutive year in which the Broncos have seen a player miss offseason work because of a franchise tender; Demaryius Thomas did last year.
May 26 2016 - Ty Sambrailo, OL Ty Sambrailo is expected to take part in team repetitions next week after recovering from a torn labrum. Sambrailo is currently projected to work at right guard in the wake of the free-agent signings of Russell Okung and Donald Stephenson. Prior to suffering his torn labrum last season, Sambrailo worked at left tackle.
May 26 2016 - Virgil Green, TE Virgil Green is recovering from finger surgery and did not practice during the team periods this week.
May 26 2016 - DeMarcus Ware, OLB DeMarcus Ware did not practice this week because of a back issue. His absence was considered precautionary in nature, and he continued his offseason workout regimen.
May 26 2016 - Brandon Marshall, ILB Brandon Marshall watched from the sideline after undergoing surgery to repair his dislocated right index finger. Marshall played with the injury throughout the 2015 season. He has completely recovered from the LisFranc injury that forced him to play with screws in his foot last year.
May 26 2016 - Paxton Lynch, QB Paxton Lynch split first-team repetitions with Trevor Siemian as Mark Sanchez recovered. Lynch had some good downfield throws in his first practice, and did not throw an interception during the session.
May 26 2016 - Mark Sanchez, QB Mark Sanchez was limited to individual and seven-on-seven periods this week after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. Sanchez could throw, but could not take snaps.
May 26 2016 - Shane Ray, LB Shane Ray looks to be particularly better after an offseason spent improving his diet and refining his study habits. The 244-pounder has just 10 percent body fat after changing his diet to focus on lean meats, fruits and vegetables.
But perhaps his best tool is his demeanor.
"His attitude has been tremendous, and I think that's a real key for him," defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said. "When you come in and you're a first-round pick, and you've got DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller playing out there in front of you, and you're not the starter, I think it's a little tougher mentally.
"But he's come through that with shining colors and I think he's ready to step up his game."
May 26 2016 - Russell Okung, LT Russell Okung represented himself as his own agent, and in March signed a contract that could be worth up to $53 million -- but only guaranteed him $1 million in the form of an offseason workout bonus this year.
He bet on himself. But given the paucity of effective left tackles on the market, the deal seemed to be an unnecessary risk. He could play only the 2016 season, and finish with just $5 million earned if the Broncos do not exercise the option on his deal for 2017 and beyond.
"And I'm fine with that," Okung said. "That's kind of why I signed the deal. I didn't mind the deal. That's why I wanted to sign it."
But in his mind, the contract was "the best deal in the best place," even though it has been pilloried by pundits in the last two months.
"I would say if I listened to the media, I wouldn't be where I am today," he said. "I definitely can't really take into account a lot of publications that don't necessarily look to understand all of the facts.
"I think if anybody wants to ask me a question or understand it better, understand the facts first. Real facts; not assumptions. All that information is available to people and for people to see."
Okung is expected to be limited to individual drills throughout OTAs as he completes recovery from shoulder surgery. Michael Schofield saw work in his place.
May 26 2016 - Nate Solder, T Nate Solder did not take part in the OTA open to the media May 26. The left tackle missed all but four games last season due to a torn biceps.
May 26 2016 - Malcolm Butler, CB Malcolm Butler was not in attendance for the first media OTA session of the spring, New England's third as a team. The reason for Butler's absence was unknown, as was the case with TE Rob Gronkowski, CB Logan Ryan, RB LeGarrette Blount, T Sebastian Vollmer and a handful of other returning New England players.
May 26 2016 - Danny Amendola, WR Danny Amendola was absent from the OTA practice fields at Gillette Stadium on Thursday. New England's No. 2 pass-catcher a year ago, Amendola underwent knee and ankle procedures earlier this offseason.
May 26 2016 - Julian Edelman, WR Julian Edelman was not on the field for OTA workouts this week after undergoing foot surgery earlier this offseason to follow up on a previous procedure he had on the broken foot last fall. Edelman was wearing a walking boot as recently as this week.
May 26 2016 - Jalston Fowler, FB Jalston Fowler, who has been dealing with a shoulder problem, is another player who has been held out of team drills, giving undrafted fullback Sam Bergen a chance to get extra work, even with the first team.
May 26 2016 - Derrick Morgan, LB Derrick Morgan is being eased back into offseason work after undergoing surgery last year to repair a torn labrum, something that cost him the final six games of the year. Morgan is being limited and held out of a lot of the 11-on-11 drills.
May 26 2016 - Rishard Matthews, WR Rishard Matthews has been impressive in the early going. The Titans are counting on their wide receivers to run more precise routes and show good hands in catching the football. Matthews, who came over in the offseason from the Dolphins, is showing a knack for that in the early portion of OTAs.
May 26 2016 - Marcus Mariota, QB Marcus Mariota came to the offseason program a few pounds heavier, saying he believes it can help him with his durability, and hopefully without sacrificing any speed. Mariota now weighs 225 pounds after playing most of his rookie season at 220 pounds.
May 26 2016 - Chance Warmack, G Chance Warmack seemed to take in stride the Titans' decision to decline the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. Warmack, the 10th overall pick in 2013, is set now for unrestricted free agency after the Titans decided not to pick up an $11.9 million option for 2017.
"Things like that are a business (decision). You don't have any control over those things. All you can do is pretty much focus on the task at hand," Warmack said.
May 26 2016 - Justin Hunter, WR Justin Hunter is down to his last chance to prove himself to the Titans. The 2013 second-round pick has not prospered the way the Titans had hoped he would, putting up no more than 28 receptions in any season and ending on injured reserve two years in a row. Now entering the final year of his contract, Hunter knows the onus is on him to produce.
"It's one shot. Just like when people come in and try out, they've got one shot and they're going to make the best of it and make that team," Hunter said.
Hunter trained in the offseason in San Francisco running hills, and also changed his diet and training, adding six pounds. He is now at 209 pounds.
Hunter will have to earn his playing time with Dorial Green-Beckham, Kendall Wright and Rishard Matthews all currently ahead of him in the pecking order at receiver.
May 26 2016 - *Kevin Dodd, OLB Kevin Dodd underwent surgery for some persistent pain in his foot.
Dodd, expected to help the Titans' pass rush at outside linebacker, posted 12.5 sacks last year at Clemson. He had been experiencing pain in his right foot since rookie minicamp, and the Titans sent him for an MRI, which revealed a situation that needed to be corrected rather than run the risk of further damage down the road.
"It was actually something in the rookie minicamp. He had some soreness. We were smart and did some more tests on it with the MRI, and it just showed that there could have been some issues down the road if we tried to push him with it and why do it. Why have an injury later on when we can take care of it and nip it in the bud right now," Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said.
The bad news is that Dodd will miss the rest of OTAs and minicamp; the good news is the Titans expect him back for training camp.