Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Hakeem Nicks suggested earlier this week that he wasn't interested in a one-year deal to prove himself and secure a long-term contract in 2015. But that's just the scenario the former Giants receiver faces now that he has signed a one-year deal with the Colts.
It's a "prove me" situation for Nicks because he didn't prove himself to the Giants last season, the final year of his rookie...Read more »
Two days after snagging Darrelle Revis on a two-year, $32 million deal, the Patriots have agreed to terms with former Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner on a three-year, $17 million deal. The news was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson.
Browner will begin the season on a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, but he can participate...Read more »
It appeared Bears free agent cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman was ticketed to rejoin Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay, but on the same day he visited with the Bucs, the team instead signed Titans free agent Alterraun Verner as Darrelle Revis' replacement.
Tillman left without a deal, but that was good news for the Bears, because they re-signed him to a one-year contract. That's one...Read more »
Just one day after being released by the Panthers, wide receiver Steve Smith has found a new team.
The Ravens have signed the 34-year-old Smith to a three-year, $11 million contract, thus giving Joe Flacco another reliable receiving target. Smith joins Jacoby Jones and Torrey Smith on the Ravens' offense.
It's a smart move for Baltimore, which will benefit from Smith's experience...Read more »
Sad news to report here: Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, who led the Bills to four straight Super Bowl appearances from 1990-93, found out this week that he will need further treatment for oral cancer. The return of his cancer was reported by the Buffalo News.
"Jim Kelly came to ECMC this week for continued testing related to his oral surgery. Unfortunately, it has been determined...Read more »
Patriots fans were delighted at the news that the team signed cornerback Darrelle Revis last night. But that euphoria might be tempered somewhat by the fact that another key member of the team, veteran defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, apparently wants out of New England.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Wilfork has asked the team to be released, citing Wilfork's unwillingness to...Read more »
The ongoing saga between long-time receiver Steve Smith and the Carolina Panthers is over. Smith was released Thursday.
“Steve has been one of the NFL’s finest receivers for over a decade and has been the face of the franchise for a large part of the team’s history,” Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman Gettleman said in a press release. “As a team, we made a step forward last year; however...Read more »
As if Chip Kelly's offense wasn't explosive enough, the Eagles' coach gets another toy to use in his up-tempo scheme. The Eagles traded for the Saints' speedy and versatile running back, Darren Sproles, who now teams with LeSean McCoy in what figures to be the most electrifying backfield in the NFL.
The Saints had been expected to release Sproles because of salary cap issues, but they...Read more »
Just hours after the Raiders backed out of a $42.5 million free agent deal for Rodger Saffold, the Rams free agent tackle has another deal ... with the Rams!
The Raiders had concerns about the condition of Saffold's shoulder, so they pulled out of the deal. But the Rams, who have known about the shoulder issue, were sufficiently comfortable to bring Saffold back on a five-year deal....Read more »
The Raiders put a boatload of money into signing free agent tackle Rodger Saffold, but the deal is off after the former Rams tackle failed his physical.
Saffold had agreed to a five-year, $42.5 million deal, pending his physical. But the 25-year-old tackle, who has had injury problems through much of his career, didn't check out with Raiders' team docs.
It's a huge blow,...Read more »