Feb 23, 2021
Not Even Super Bowl Heroes Safe As Eagles Take Sledgehammer To Roster
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s been a busy offseason so far for the Philadelphia Eagles and still more changes are ahead. Without the present, there is no future, as we are 64 days away from the NFL Draft.
But before the Eagles can worry about the No. 6 pick, they have to take a sledgehammer to their aging roster.READ MORE: COVID In Philadelphia: Health Commissioner Says Its Likely Some Fans Could Attend Phillies Home Opener
Three years ago and change, the Eagles were Super Bowl champions. But in the time since, so much has changed and the moves likely will not stop.
The first was the firing of head coach Doug Pederson, quarterback Carson Wentz is now off to Indianapolis, and tight end Zach Ertz is likely to be traded or released.
“I think this city is the best city to play for and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience,” Ertz said through tears after the season.
Also, center Jason Kelce seems on the verge of retirement.READ MORE: Police: 15-Year-Old Girl Fighting For Life After Shot In Head In West Philadelphia Double Shooting
And on Monday, NFL Network reported that another key piece of the championship run, Alshon Jeffery, is on his way out.
Jeffery’s two touchdowns helped the Birds rout the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC title game in 2018, and he picked up right where he left off in Super Bowl 52.
In four seasons in Philly, Jeffery had some of the biggest catches in franchise history. But at 31, and with the Eagles in a clear remodeling phase, Jeffery, too, will become a free agent.
And that moves pulls us one step further from the greatest moment in team history.
It will leave only a handful of players from that incredible day in 2018, but no one on the roster is safe right now.MORE NEWS: COVID In Philadelphia: City Public School Teachers Begin Receiving Vaccines As District Works On Return To Classroom
They say the NFL stands for “not for long,” and the Eagles are proving it to be true.
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COVID-19: No Super Bowl Spike Latimer Says; New Breakdown Of Westchester Cases By Community
There has been no COVID-19 "Super Bowl spike" in COVID-19 infections in Westchester, County Executive George Latimer announced, as there were less than 500 new cases reported in the latest data released by the Department of Health.
For weeks, Latimer has been cautioning about a potential spike following get-togethers and parties for the Super Bowl, similar to what the country experienced in the wake of the holiday season when COVID-19 numbers ballooned.
"I think we can safely say there was no uptick because of Super Bowl Sunday," Latimer said during his latest COVID-19 briefing on Monday, March 1.
The Department of Health was reporting 476 newly confirmed COVID-19 infections out of 8,429 tests administered in Westchester on Sunday, Feb. 28 as the county continues monitoring 5,892 active cases, down from more than 6,000 last week.
The overall 5.2 percent positive infection rate in Westchester is down slightly and among the lowest in the Hudson Valley.
A total of 107.857 COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed in Westchester out of more than two million tests administered since the pandemic began nearly a year ago.
Approximately 400 COVID-19 patients are being treated in Westchester hospitals, and four newly reported virus-related deaths brought the death toll to 2,101.
According to the Department of Health, there have now been 74,757 (2,134 on Feb. 28) COVID-19 vaccines administered at the Westchester County Center, with an additional 13,906 at other Westchester County Department of Health sites for a total of 88,663.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Westchester, by municipality, according to the Department of Health on March 1:
- Yonkers: 1,567;
- New Rochelle: 543;
- Mount Vernon: 508;
- White Plains: 359;
- Port Chester: 253;
- Yorktown: 231;
- Greenburgh: 203;
- Harrison: 186;
- Ossining Village: 167;
- Eastchester: 149;
- Cortlandt: 140;
- Mount Pleasant: 126;
- Peekskill: 118;
- Tarrytown: 92;
- Somers: 91;
- Mamaroneck Village: 81;
- Rye City: 80;
- Bedford: 78;
- Dobbs Ferry: 71;
- Sleepy Hollow: 65;
- New Castle: 63;
- North Castle: 61;
- Scarsdale: 59;
- Mamaroneck Town: 55;
- Larchmont: 51;
- Tuckahoe: 47;
- Rye Brook: 45;
- Lewisboro: 45;
- Mount Kisco: 39;
- Pelham: 35;
- Pelham Manor: 34;
- Hastings-on-Hudson: 29;
- Pleasantville: 29;
- Croton-on-Hudson: 28;
- Briarcliff Manor: 28;
- Elmsford: 26;
- Ardsley: 24;
- Irvington: 23;
- Bronxville: 18;
- Ossining Town: 18.
- North Salem: 15;
- Pound Ridge: 6;
- Buchanan: 6.
To celebrate the lives lost in Westchester during the pandemic, Latimer said that churches will ring bells at noon on Wednesday, March 3 - the one-year anniversary of the outbreak - and neighbors and community members have been encouraged to go outside and applaud for first responders at 7 p.m. that day.
There were 174,158 COVID-19 tests administered in New York on Feb. 28, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, resulting in 6,234 new cases for a 3.58 percent positive infection rate, up from the previous day
Forty-eight COVID-19 patients were released from New York hospitals, leaving 5,307 still being treated statewide. There are 1,065 in ICU and 741 intubated.
There were 80 new COVID-19-related deaths reported in the past 24 hours.
Cuomo made note that 92 percent of the first COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated to New York have been administered as of 11 a.m. on March 1.
A total of 3,206,430 first doses have been received, with 2,954,858 administered. New York has received 5,229,950 first and second doses, with 4,583,616 administered.
Statewide, a total of 1,636,680 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed out of 38.28 million tests that have been administered. There have been a total of 38,577 virus-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.