Combine: Day 1 observations
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Day 1 of the NFL scouting combine was split between two cities -- Indianapolis and Washington.
While scouts and general managers started interviewing the first groups of players who arrived at the combine in Indianapolis, commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith finished seven days of intense mediation. Though no deal came of those sessions, there was enough progress for both sides to meet again starting Tuesday in Washington.