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BREAKING: Allentown police say man in video showing officer kneeling on neck was ‘noncompliant’

Allentown police have released a statement detailing some of the circumstances leading up to the restraint of a man outside St. Luke’s Hospital-Sacred Heart on Saturday, during which video captured an officer kneeling on the man’s neck.

Baltimore Sun

Even after a virtual offseason, the Ravens are in ‘excellent shape.' But this training camp will be risky.

Around the NFL, there’s a fear that the coronavirus pandemic could lead to an epidemic of soft-tissue injuries this season.

Revenge of the Birds

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals offensive line group ready to surprise, Kyler Murray to make the leap, and more

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Happy Sunday one and all. We are heading into another week of lockdown, but we may have some light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully that means NFL will be back. To help you get ready we have a look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals, let’s get to it. Cardinals’ Offensive Line Believes It Is Better Than AdvertisedGroup improved as 2019 season went along Michael Bidwill Tests Positive For COVID-19Owner expected to be released from hospital this weekend Taking A Leap In 2020? Kyler Murray Tops The ListPro Football Focus' George Chahrouri lists four...

Big Blue View

Giants 2020 roster profile: Offensive tackle Eric Smith

Eric Smith Smith’s first impression wasn’t a good one Eric Smith did not leave a good impression when pressed into emergency duty at left tackle for the New York Giants a season ago. Pressed into service when Nate Solder suffered a concussion against the New York Jets Smith allowed three sacks in 53 snaps and generally looked lost. Can Smith recover from that and earn the right to stick around with the Giants in 2020? Let’s take a closer look. The basics Height: 6-foot-4Weight: 308Age: 25 in SeptemberPosition: Offensive tackleExperience: 3Contract: Year 2 of two-year, $1.05 million...

Hogs Haven

Division Links: BtB thinks Dallas may have best QB combo in NFL; BGN worries about Philly’s WR group

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ Bleeding Green Nation Eagles have more questions than answers at wide receiver DESEAN JACKSON BGN dubbed Jackson as “the most important Eagle not named Carson Wentz” heading into 2019. I think it’s safe to say that proclamation was right. Philly’s plodding offense sorely lacked his explosive ability when he essentially went down for the season after Week 1. He’s played in just 63% of possible games over the past five seasons. Jackson is coming off core muscle surgery and he turns 34 this year. He’s likely not going to be available for all 16...

ClutchPoints

3 best running backs in Los Angeles Rams history

The Los Angeles Rams have been fortunate enough to have an extensive amount of talented running backs play for their franchise. Even though the Rams released him earlier this offseason, Todd Gurley was one of the best rushers to play for the organization. Despite injuries derailing his career with Los Angeles, Gurley finished with 5,404 […] The post 3 best running backs in Los Angeles Rams history appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NFL Spin Zone

Are the Houston Texans too injury-prone to make it to the Super Bowl?

Is Bill O’Brien banking on too many injury-prone players with the Houston Texans? Like every other team in the AFC, the Houston Texans need to get by the Chiefs to make it to the Super Bowl. The Texans were beating them by a wide margin in their Divisional Round matchup last year. Of course, Kansas […] Are the Houston Texans too injury-prone to make it to the Super Bowl? - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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Police: Hamburg man dies of injuries from motorcycle crash in Schuylkill County

A 36-year-old man died Saturday afternoon after a motorcycle accident in Schuylkill County, according to state police.

Horseshoe Heroes

What to expect from the Colts’ receiving corps in 2020

The Colts will have a much better receiving threat this season with the acquisition of Michael Pittman Jr. It has been a struggle to find reliable pass catchers for the Colts in recent years, whether it be due to injuries or ineffectiveness. The only player who they have been able to rely on for the […] What to expect from the Colts’ receiving corps in 2020 - Horseshoe Heroes - Horseshoe Heroes - An Indianapolis Colts Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Behind the Steel Curtain

Podcast ‘Yeah, I said it’: The Steelers will surprise 31 NFL fan bases with success in 2020

In the latest episode of ‘Yeah, I said it’, we talk about some burning topics surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. After missing the playoffs the past two NFL seasons, fan bases across the NFL landscape have written off the Pittsburgh Steelers as also rans. But with Ben Roethlisberger back from injury and a defense which ranks near the top of the league, those legions of fans in other cities like Baltimore, Boston, Kansas City, Houston, Los Angeles and all points in between are in for a surprise. This is where the BTSC podcast “Yeah, I Said It” comes in. Check out BTSC in analyzing...

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Allentown State Hospital update: wrecking ball approaches following pandemic delay

The coronavirus pandemic delayed the destruction of the Allentown State Hospital, but not for long.The Pennsylvania Department of General Services now anticipates its demolition contractors will finish the project in August 2021 — just three months beyond the initially planned conclusion, with demolition beginning this fall.

Behind the Steel Curtain

The Steelers offensive plan for the 2020 season is coming together nicely

Photo by Joe Sargent/ The Pittsburgh Steelers adhered to a well constructed plan this offseason to improve the offense which almost mirrored my own. The last couple of post seasons have been pretty rough on Steelers Nation. Not only have our beloved Steelers missed the playoffs for two years in a row, but the Steelers have been faced with the unknown concerning some of their best offensive weapons due to injuries and mental instability. All the while, the Steelers window of opportunity has grown increasingly smaller due to Ben Roethlisberger's advancing age. The Steelers hierarchy...

Bleeding Green Nation

The Linc - NFL insider poll has Carson Wentz ranked as the 8th best QB

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/10/20. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... Ranking the NFL’s top 10 QBs for 2020: Who follows Patrick Mahomes? - ESPN+8. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles. We went into this exercise thinking Wentz vs. Dak Prescott would be tight, but it wasn’t all that close, with Wentz holding a lead of nearly a full point over Prescott. However, Wentz is hardly a slam dunk for many. Some left him off their ballots because of the injuries. “Such a creator — no play is dead,” an NFL head coach said. Added an NFL...

Still Curtain

Will Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger be a first-ballot Hall of Famer?

The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback has set numerous team and NFL records. After he went down with a serious elbow injury last season, some wondered if Ben Roethlisberger had played his last snap with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Roethlisberger has already led the Steelers to a pair of Super Bowl victories during his career while breaking numerous […] Will Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger be a first-ballot Hall of Famer? - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Still Curtain

Steelers Vince Williams primed for his best season as a pro

Vince Williams saw a snap decrease in 2019, but roster changes and his ability have set him up for a huge bounce-back season for the Steelers Since the tragic injury suffered by Ryan Shazier in 2017, the Steelers have suffered through a myriad of different starters at the ILB position. This issue was finally addressed […] Steelers Vince Williams primed for his best season as a pro - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

SideLion Report

Matthew Stafford’s eight games in 2019 should give fans hope

Did the injury suffered by Matthew Stafford last season only delay the Detroit Lions’ resurgence? The NFL offseason is the time every football fan can dream of better days ahead for their beloved franchise. And long-suffering fans of the Detroit Lions are no different. Although it may be difficult to conjure up excitement for a […] Matthew Stafford’s eight games in 2019 should give fans hope - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

ClutchPoints

Browns video: Odell Beckham Jr. shows ‘road to recovery’ from surgery

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. just updated us all with his road to recovery in an epic short film. The video shows us the nitty-gritty of the 27-year old’s spring training in California and best believe that Beckham seems to be ready for his comeback season. The two and a half minute video […] The post Browns video: Odell Beckham Jr. shows ‘road to recovery’ from surgery appeared first on ClutchPoints.

DK Pittsburgh Sports

Ebron proving ankle injury is in the past

Eric Ebron is a talent the Steelers could use in 2020, but will he remain healthy? As for the ankle injury which plagued him, it is a thing of the past. The post Ebron proving ankle injury is in the past appeared first on DKPittsburghSports.com.

Pride Of Detroit

VIDEO: T.J. Hockenson’s ankle looks pretty good

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Hockenson’s route-running looks unencumbered by his ankle injury. A few weeks ago, Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell raised some eyebrows with a passing comment about 2019 first-round pick T.J. Hockenson. “You can’t say he’s 100 percent yet, but I think he’s well on the way to getting there,” Bevell said. “He’s done a great job with his rehab.” Hockenson suffered a pretty severe-looking ankle injury way back on November 28, the day of the Thanksgiving Day game against the Chicago Bears. After getting rolled up on,...

Gang Green Nation

New York Jets Flight Connections 7/9/20

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Bringing your daily links to the NFL’s New York Jets Good morning, GGN! I hope you’re all having a great start to the day. Rumors have come out that Jets’ Head Coach Adam Gase was actively trying to get FS Marcus Maye traded last year. It’s fairly interesting that this has come out, considering that outside of injury, Maye has been pretty steady during his time with the Jets. Personally, I think he’s one of the more underrated players on the team (though I do not think he is ‘elite’ by any means). If this is true this is just another bad notch in the...

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Will the Broncos extend Justin Simmons?

Simmons is an elite player who has just entered his prime. The Broncos need to lock him up. | Photo by Dustin Bradford/ COVID-19 complicates things, but Simmons deserves a long-term deal. Ever since I began studying the Broncos’ film, Justin Simmons has shown flashes of dominance. I started writing for Mile High Report three summers ago, and while his 2017 ended with an injury, he showed moments that led me to writing this: He was easily the best safety in the secondary last year and should only continue to improve. Studying up on him, he has the kind of work ethic and leadership...

Still Curtain

3 Pittsburgh Steelers who could win awards in 2020

The Pittsburgh Steelers have some players who were close to receiving high NFL honors last season. Here are three potential award winners in 2020. As a team, the Pittsburgh Steelers disappointed in 2019. With high expectations entering the season, those were thrown out the window when Ben Roethlisberger went down with a season-ending elbow injury. […] 3 Pittsburgh Steelers who could win awards in 2020 - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Broncos roster review: Offensive lineman Nico Falah

Can Falah bounce back from a lost 2019? | Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via The big unknown has a lot to prove. Only three members of the Broncos’ offensive line remains from before Mike Munchak was hired to coach the group: Garett Bolles, Elijah Wilkinson, and Nico Falah. The first two are set to compete for a starting job at left tackle as they play out expiring contracts. The latter merely hopes to make the roster after an injury derailed his 2019 before it got underway. Per source, G-C Nico Falah did suffer Achilles tear. He's out for season. He was on Broncos' 53-man...

Acme Packing Company

Packers sign 2020 fifth-round pick Kamal Martin

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports The Packers took linebacker Kamal Martin with the 17th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Packers have signed 2020 fifth-round draft choice Kamal Martin, announcing the news themselves Thursday afternoon. Martin, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound linebacker from the University of Minnesota, was the 175th overall pick in this spring’s draft. Over four seasons with the Golden Gophers, Martin appeared in 40 games, recording 106 solo tackles, 3.5 sacks, and four interceptions. Due to a knee injury during his final season at Minnesota, Martin did not test at the NFL...

ClutchPoints

Watch free agent running back Lamar Miller return to form in workout

Back in March, running back Lamar Miller began his free agent journey and ever since then, he’s been working hard to give NFL teams a reason to pick him up. A 2018 Pro Bowler with the Houston Texans, Miller missed the entirety of last season due to injury. In a preseason game against the Dallas […] The post Watch free agent running back Lamar Miller return to form in workout appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bolt Beat

LA Chargers: Comparing Tyrod Taylor’s 2017 Bills to the 2020 Chargers

How does the LA Chargers compare to Tyrod Taylor’s most notable team, the 2017 Buffalo Bills? Tyrod Taylor is most likely going to tasked with starting duties on the LA Chargers for the 2020 season. Barring any injury, Taylor is most likely going to be the starter in Week 1 and will retain the job […] LA Chargers: Comparing Tyrod Taylor’s 2017 Bills to the 2020 Chargers - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community

Silver And Black Pride

Raiders news: Another team is interested in Jadeveon Clowney, but want to see him in person

Jadeveon Clowney | Photo by Stacy Revere/ Tennessee Titans also want the defensive end Count the Tennessee Titans in as a team the Las Vegas Raiders will be competing with for free-agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Titans’ general manager Jon Robinson said this week that the team has interest in Clowney, but they want to see him in person before finalizing any deal. Clowney had core muscle surgery after the 2019 season, so, getting a physical done in person is a reasonable request by any team. Clowney was expected to be one of the top free agents on the market, but he remains...

ClutchPoints

How Jalen Hurd factors into 49ers’ ‘position-less’ offense

The San Francisco 49ers made efforts to fortify their receiving corps in the 2019 NFL Draft by taking Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd. Unfortunately, Hurd was unable to find his footing after losing his rookie season to injury. Regardless, expectations remains as high as ever in San Francisco coming off their Super Bowl run. According […] The post How Jalen Hurd factors into 49ers’ ‘position-less’ offense appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Daniel Jones has 'legitimate fantasy upside' - Matthew Berry | The Fantasy Show

ESPN fantasy football expert Matthew Berry explains what Daniel Jones replacing Eli Manning means for Saquon Barkley and the rest of the New York Giants offense. He then (3:19) discusses what Cam Newton's injury means for Carolina Panthers teammates Chris

It’s the beginning of the end for Drew Brees and Sean Payton – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith predicts Saints QB Drew Brees will retire if he comes back from his thumb injury and leads the New Orleans to a Super Bowl victory, freeing up Sean Payton to coach the Dallas Cowboys. #FirstTake #NFL ✔

The Panthers need to find Cam Newton’s successor – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman calls on the Carolina Panthers to figure out a succession plan for Cam Newton as the QB’s injuries mount. #FirstTake #NFL ✔