Glauber's NFL Hot Reads

Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.

Quick hits from around the NFL

Quarterback Brandon Weeden of the Cleveland Browns throws

Quarterback Brandon Weeden of the Cleveland Browns throws to a receiver during a game against the San Diego Chargers at Cleveland Browns Stadium. (Oct. 28, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

-- Michael Lombardi’s hiring in Cleveland as personnel director could have an impact on second-year quarterback Brandon Weeden, the team’s first-round pick in 2012. Lombardi, a former NFL Network analyst, was a frequent critic of Weeden (pictured above)during his rookie season, once calling Weeden a “panicked disaster.”

-- Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he expects oft-injured running back Darren McFadden, a former first-round pick, to be back next season.

-- Really like what the Chargers have done with the hiring of head coach Mike McCoy and offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt. That’s a lot of brain power on offense, which can only be good news for quarterback Philip Rivers.

-- Packers’ eighth-year receiver Greg Jennings figures to be one of the most sought-after players on the free agent market. Green Bay doesn’t plan on re-signing him.

-- The Steelers will be in the market for a running back next year. They’re not expected to retain former first-round pick Rashard Mendenhall.

Tags: greg jennings , rashard mendenhall , mike mccoy , ken whisenhunt , michael lombardi , brandon weeden , cleveland browns , san diego chargers , oakland raiders , darren mcfadden

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