Alabama LB Terrell Lewis Says He’s ‘100-Percent’ After 2 Seasons Missed To Injury

first_imgTerrell Lewis celebrates a big play during Alabama vs. Georgia in the national championship.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Terrell Lewis #24 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to an interception during the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Terrell Lewis has the talent to be the next game-breaking edge rusher out of Alabama. His health hasn’t cooperated to this point in his college career.In the 2017 season opener against Florida State, Lewis suffered what proved to be a season-ending elbow injury. He needed surgery to repair a ligament, which cost him the remainder of that season.After recovering from that setback, Lewis tore an ACL in the summer of 2018, costing him all of last season. He missed this spring as he finished his recovery.Now, just over a week away from the season opener against Duke, Lewis is finally back to where he wants to be, and is working to break into the Alabama rotation at linebacker.From AL.com:“I’m 100 percent, I would say,” Lewis said. “There’s nothing that’s holding me back from doing anything. I feel real good now. … As far as the spring, strength-wise, I wasn’t where I wanted to be as far as being able to hold the point of attack and go against 300-pound linemen. But now, staying focused with rehab and stuff like that got me right. And getting stronger and then just getting more comfortable with being back on the field, that helped me a lot.”His ability is starting to flash in a major way at Crimson Tide practice as well. The AL.com piece describes a drill in which Lewis made offensive tackle Tommy Brown, a current backup for the Tide and a class of 2018 four-star player, look pretty bad. Saban was just yards away observing, and had some nice things to say about how Lewis has fought back from injury.“He’s worked hard all summer,” Tide coach Nick Saban said in early August. “We keep these Catapult (GPS tracking) numbers on guys in terms of what their explosive movements are and how much they can duplicate it, and he’s back to a level higher than he was before he got hurt two years ago. So we’re really pleased with the work that he’s done and how he’s recovered.”Terrell Lewis should have plenty of opportunity to show off the five-star talent he brought to Tuscaloosa this fall. Hopefully, his body finally gives him that chance.[AL.com]last_img read more

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Port of Long Beach to Close Temporary Container Depot

first_imgzoom The temporary empty container storage depot which was set up at South California’s Port of Long Beach to ease congestion caused by prolonged West Coast labor dispute is closing at the end of September.The port now plans to seek new ways to use a largely undeveloped Terminal Island parcel known as Pier S on which the 30-acre temporary depot was set up.Harbor Department officials will begin a process to solicit input on potential uses from industry, environmental groups and the community, and any proposal would undergo a full environmental review.In the midst of the worst congestion to strike the port complex in years, the temporary depot opened on Pier S on December 29, 2014, to store empty cargo containers and free up truck chassis needed to haul loaded containers out of congested terminals at the time.The facility was to close March 31, 2015, but by early March, the needs had changed. The Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a six-month extension for the facility, and agreed to allow loaded cargo containers and chassis, in order to provide the needed space to help terminals deal with a rising flow of cargo.The temporary depot has been operated by Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals, and was often cited by port officials as an effective small-scale demonstration of how a near-dock container yard can be used to move cargo more efficiently.“The success of the Pier S demonstration project has encouraged us to consider a more expansive use of the property to build on what we learned about the efficiency of near-dock operations. The closing of the temporary depot on Pier S gives the Port an opportunity to study a more permanent use for the site, one that will mesh with our ongoing supply chain optimization efforts,” said Port CEO Jon Slangerup.“The Port of Long Beach wishes to acknowledge Pasha and specifically Senior Vice President Jeff Burgin for their commitment and dedication of resources in the successful demonstration of the Pier S Temporary Congestion Relief Container Depot,” Slangerup said. “The Port greatly appreciates Pasha for stepping forward during an extremely challenging time in our industry. Their actions benefited the entire Port community.”Port staff will prepare a recommendation on the study process for the Harbor Commission’s consideration in the near term.last_img read more

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