Glauber's NFL Hot Reads

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

Bears keep Charles "Peanut" Tillman

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...

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Jay Cutler contract a big risk for Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler drops back to

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The Bears did what most teams do when they think they have a franchise quarterback: They re-signed Jay Cutler to a monster deal, agreeing to a seven-year, $126-million contract that includes a whopping $54 million in guaranteed money.

Only one problem: Unlike the other big-time quarterbacks who have agreed to $100-million-plus deals in recent years -- see: Drew Brees, Joe Flacco, Tom Brady,...

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Jay Cutler's future in Chicago murky

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler drops back to

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When he’s healthy and on his game, there are few quarterbacks better than Jay Cutler of the Bears. Problem is, Cutler hasn’t been healthy through much of his career in Chicago, and injuries might be a determining factor in whether the Bears re-up with the quarterback in the off-season.

Cutler, whose five-year, $49.8 deal expires after this season, is out with an ankle injury after missing...

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Parity rules for Bears, Chiefs, Dolphins, Saints

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Another reason the NFL is the best league going: Because the league is so evenly balanced, there's always a chance to have a meaningful season, even after a losing effort. The latest example: Of the seven teams that currently stand at 3-0, four of them - the Bears, Chiefs, Dolphins and Saints - didn't make the playoff last year.

And since the NFL went to the current 12-team playoff format...

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