Glauber's NFL Hot Reads

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

Quick hits: Geno Atkins, Robert Mathis, John Harbaugh

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush is stopped

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-- 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...

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Jim Irsay, Colts owner, appears to take shot at Peyton Manning

FILE - Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning watches

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As if Peyton Manning going back to Indianapolis to face his former Colts team wasn't a big enough deal, Colts owner Jim Irsay had to fan the flames with some untimely - and, quite frankly - distasteful remarks about his old quarterback. 

You know, the quarterback who made Irsay's team relevant again during a spectacular run from 1998-2011. 

Irsay said in a recent interview...

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Report: Ahmad Bradshaw done for the season

Indianapolis Colts runningback Ahmad Bradshaw celebrates following a

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Former Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw signed a one-year deal with the Colts after being released by the Giants, but his season is already over. 

Per Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, Bradshaw will undergo surgery to repair a neck problem and will miss the rest of the year. 

Bad break for Bradshaw, who is one of the toughest NFL players you'll ever come across. He suffered...

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NFL quick hits

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham celebrates

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- Since Drew Brees went to the Saints in 2006, he has been the league's most dominant quarterback, leading the NFL with 35,005 yards and 254 touchdown passes. Peyton Manning has 27,768 yards and 208 TDs and Tom Brady has 27,785 yards and 218 TDs.

- Jimmy Graham is having a career year so far, and just at the right time. In the final year of his rookie deal, the Saints' Pro Bowl tight end has...

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No Luck involved for Colts QB

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck runs the ball

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Since being taken as the first overall pick before last season, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has lived up to expectations. He's already 14-6 as a starter, tied with Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway for the most wins in his first 20 starts by a quarterback selected first overall since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.

"He's such a mature kid and he understands the game," Colts coach...

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Cheer up Jets fans, at least you're not Cleveland

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If Jets fans think they have it bad, try being a Browns fan these days.

Since the mid-1990s, it has been nothing but losing and heartache. From losing the franchise outright in 1995, when Art Modell moved the team to Baltimore, to suffering through what has happened since the Browns came back as an expansion team in 1999, there has been precious little to celebrate.

And now, it’s another...

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Colts GM raves about Trent Richardson

Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson walks off

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The blockbuster deal that sent Browns running back Trent Richardson to the Colts in exchange for Indy’s first-round pick in 2014 was the latest in a series of moves over the last two seasons by general manager Ryan Grigson, whose roster makeover turned the Colts into immediate playoff contenders last season.

Grigson went for broke in getting Richardson, the third overall pick in the 2012 draft,...

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Colts win big with trade for Trent Richardson

Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson escapes a

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We've seen some stunning trades in the NFL, but none quite like this one: Just two weeks into his second season, Browns running back Trent Richardson has been traded to the Colts in exchange for a first-round pick in 2014.

While it's not unusual to see a running back traded, it’s almost unheard of to see the third overall pick of the previous year’s draft get dealt so soon. It was a stunning...

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