Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
The Minnesota Vikings figured they could get something out of former Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman, and signed him for the remainder of the 2013 after Tampa released the former first-round pick.
But after working with Freeman for nearly a month and seeing him perform miserably in his one and only start against the Giants two weeks ago, Minnesota is sticking with embattled starter Christian...Read more »
So the Vikings have consistently claimed that Christian Ponder is their quarterback, and that's all there is to it.
So much for that claim.
While the Vikings spent plenty of energy in the off-season shooting down the idea that Ponder's tenure was threatened by Matt Cassel, who was signed as a free agent, the team has finally dropped all pretense now that they've signed form Bucs...Read more »
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, looking to become the first NFL running back to gain 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, has 12 career touchdowns of at least 60 yards, the most in league history. He scored on a 60-yarder in last week’s win over the Steelers.
"I was just being patient and letting the holes open up for me," Peterson said about his latest 60-yard touchdown run....Read more »
- Since coming to the Bears in 2009, Jay Cutler has owned the Lions. He’s 7-1, has completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 1,802 yards, 12 touchdowns and only one interception. The Bears are at Detroit on Sunday.
- Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, who had a solid year with the Giants last year, is off to a terrific start so far with three touchdowns in his first three games.
- Going...Read more »
Adrian Peterson is hoping to become the first player in NFL history with back-to-back 2,000-yard rushing seasons, but he has plenty of catching up to do if he wants to get there. Peterson has 281 yards through three games, and will need to average 132.2 yards per game to reach 2,000.
Meanwhile, LeSean McCoy of the Eagles is not only on pace to reach 2,000 yards, but he’s on track to set the...Read more »
Former Vikings head coach Mike Tice, a Bayshore native who played at Central Islip and then at Maryland before enjoying a 14-year career as an NFL tight end, won’t be coaching this season. It’s the first time since 1996 that he isn’t coaching, and he admits there are some symptoms.
But it’s not as if he didn’t try landing another job. After being fired by the Bears, Tice couldn’t hook on with...Read more »
The Vikings have reached an agreement with the Seahawks to trade disgruntled wide receiver Percy Harvin. The deal is expected to be announced on Tuesday when the NFL trading period begins.
Per Jay Glazer of Foxsports, the Seahawks will give up their first-round pick (25th overall) to the Vikings, as well as a seventh-round pick this year and a mid-round choice in 2014.
The deal...Read more »