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The league prepares for free agency as the Combine concludes.

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The 2017 NFL Combine was one of the most exciting and entertaining in recent history. As team scouts got an closer look at potential drafts, fans were rewarded with the chance to see budding star John Ross, the wide receiver out of Washington, run a 4.22 second 40-yard dash and break the 4.24 record held formerly by Chris Johnson. Myles Garrett, the defensive end out of A&M and projected first-round pick, was equally impressive with his 4.64 40-yard dash and 33 bench press reps.

Now, with the combine wrapped up, teams are looking ahead to the start of free agency negotiations, as the “legal tampering” period begins today. The Packers have several free agents to review including the much talked about T.J. Lang as well as Jared Cook, Eddie Lacy, Julius Peppers, Nick Perry, J.C. Tretter, among others.

Below is the latest and most talked about news from around the league surrounding the NFL’s next big event.

Green Bay Packers: Can they afford to lose J.C. Tretter in free agency? - Lombardi Ave

Kevin Culligan of Lombardi Ave discusses J.C. Tretter’s future and the glaring possibility that he could receive a more lucrative deal in free agency outside of Green Bay.

Jaguars release former Packers CB Davon House - JSOnline

Former Packers CB Davon House was officially released from the Jaguars after two years on a a four-year, $24.5 million contract he signed with the team in March 2015. House was drafted by Green Bay in the fourth round of the 2011 draft.

Tight end Jared Cook among Packers’ top priorities - JSOnline

When healthy last season, Jared Cook was the missing piece of the TE puzzle the Packers have been seeking since the injury to Jermichael Finley. He’s among the free agents the Packers will be evaluating.

Torrey Smith confirms he will be released by 49ers - Bleacher Report

The 49ers seem to be taking this ‘fresh start’ thing to a whole new level by cleaning house and adding to their already astronomical cap-space. The team announced the release of Torrey Smith on Monday which will save an additional $4.7 million.

Falcons WR Julio Jones undergoes successful surgery to remove bunion - ESPN

Despite struggling with a toe injury for much of the season, Falcons’ WR Julio Jones remained a surprisingly solid performer all the way through the Super Bowl. He underwent toe surgery Monday and is expected to be out 4-5 months.