NFL Notes: 49ers, Falcons, Jets & Panthers


  • OLB Aldon Smith sat out most of Tuesday’s practice after sustaining a right-foot injury, though it is not considered to be serious. (Eric Branch)


  • According to Vaughn McClure, C Joe Hawley returned from a torn ACL and MCL on Tuesday for a limited practice.
  • Second-round rookie CB Jalen Collins returned from a pre-draft surgery on Tuesday for individual drills.
  • OL Peter Konz had a limited practice on Tuesday after suffering a torn ACL injury last season.
  • OLB Brooks Reed returned for a limited practice on Tuesday after missing time with a groin injury.



  • Bill Voth of the Black and Blue Review writes that first-round rookie LB Shaq Thompson could return from a tweaked hamstring for Wednesday and Thursday’s OTAs, “if all goes as planned“.

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