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 »
-- There were four players who returned interceptions for touchdowns last week, increasing the league-wide total to 34 through eight games. That's the most interception return TDs in that span since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.
-- Can't underestimate the significance of the Bengals losing defensive tackle Geno Atkins to a season-ending knee injury on Thursday night. Atkins is the heart and soul...Read more »
After a meeting with three NFL representatives at the league’s New York headquarters, representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation expressed disappointment that the league does not appear ready to push for a nickname name change for the Washington Redskins.
“We are very disappointed,” Oneida Nation spokesman Joel Barkin said. “This is the beginning of a process. It's clear that they don't see...Read more »
Interesting play from the Seahawks-Rams game, in which the game-winning score was an 80-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate late in the third quarter. On the way to the end zone, Tate began waving a Rams safety Rodney McLeod, and drew a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The touchdown stood and gave Seattle a 14-6 lead, but the Seahawks were penalized 15 yards on the ensuing...Read more »
It was a good day on Sunday for the New York players who actually put the "foot" in football.
Giants kicker Josh Brown was 5-for-5 in field goal attempts, supplying all of the Giants' 15 points during their win over the Eagles. It was the first time in Giants history the team has scored at least 15 points with all of the points a result of field goals. It was just the fourth time...Read more »
Washington safety Brandon Meriweather, who was suspended for two games because of two illegal hits he delivered in Sunday's game against the Bears, had the suspension reduced to one game. Former NFL assistant coach Ted Cottrell, who heard the appeal, decided to cut in half the suspenion.
Meriweather, who has a reputation for delivering blows to the head, will lose $70,588 in salary as...Read more »
Coming off his first loss of the season against his old team in Indianapolis, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is sitting out practice today in Denver.
While it's not unusual for some veterans to miss a practice here or there, it is unusual for Manning to miss any practice time.
According to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com, Manning has a "minor" ankle injury, and that's...Read more »
It appears the Brandon Weeden era in Cleveland is officially over.
After a series of poor starts, the former first-round pick has been benched in favor of journeyman backup Jason Campbell, according to head coach Rob Chudzinski.
Weeden was never a favorite of Browns general manager Mike Lombardi, who ripped the choice last year when he was an NFL Network commentator. The...Read more »
Looks like Josh Freeman's starting gig with the Vikings may be put on hold.
After a woeful performance in a 23-7 loss to the Giants on Monday night - a game in which the Vikings' offense didn't score a single point - Freeman's status has been clouded by the fact he has been diagnosed with a concussion.
He will now undergo the league's protocol for the injury, and may or may...Read more »
It's only October but already the Super Bowl buzz is coming to New York.
The 50 Yard Lounge, developed by former sports agent Lonny Sweet and The Connect Group, will take over 1 Penn Plaza across from Madison Square Garden with football festivities and food during Super Bowl week. 50YL will open Jan. 29, the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, and close Feb. 2, Super Bowl Sunday.
The Jets...Read more »