Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Former Chargers linebacker Marcellus Wiley, who said he experienced partial kidney failure as a result of medication he took after being misdiagnosed with a groin injury during his NFL career, has joined a lawsuit against the league alleging a culture that put profits ahead of players’ health.
Wiley, a prominent ESPN personality who had been outspoken about the lawsuit when it was initially...Read more »
Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino is the latest former NFL player to sue the league over concussions.
While attorneys from the league and players who have already sued over concussions continue to gain approval for a proposed $765 million settlement, Marino joined 14 other players last week in filing the latest suit against the NFL, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Marino,...Read more »
Atlanta - Giants president and co-owner John Mara is not a fan of expanding the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. But he understands he's in the minority on that one, and admits playoff expansion might happen as soon as the 2015 season.
"I've always been against it," he said at the league's annual May owners meetings. "I just like it the way it is right now. I think we’re diluting it too...Read more »
Atlanta - NFL owners held a brief discussion this morning about expanding the playoffs by two teams, but a vote is not expected to be taken today.
"It's dead," a league source said when asked about whether a vote would be taken today.
The owners heard a presentation about the pros and cons of expanding the playoffs, and there could be further discussion later this afternoon....Read more »
Sifting through the 72-hour whirlwind that is generally referred to as the NFL draft, and here are some final takeaways:
-- The happiest quarterback in this draft should be Teddy Bridgewater, who goes to the Vikings at No. 32 and joins a team that is only a year removed from the playoffs. There’s still the nucleus of a decent defense, there’s an elite running back in Adrian Peterson and, best...Read more »
There's just one day left in the 2014 NFL Draft. Here's a look (in no particular order) at some players to keep an eye on as Saturday rolls along:
Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood: D-II product has prototypical size to go with good speed and hands, but teams could be worried about the level of competition he faced.
Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson: Has the size and speed for the position,...Read more »
With the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft officially in the books, here’s a quick look at some of the best prospects that are still available (in no particular order):
Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame: Space-eater would thrive as a zero-technique in a 3-4 defense.
Marqise Lee, WR, USC: Two-sport star had a decorated college career but fell off a bit in senior campaign.
Kony Ealy,...Read more »
It's always tough to project how the first round of the NFL Draft will shake out. This year was no different.
Newsday NFL columnist Bob Glauber and Newsday.com NFL draft analyst Nick Klopsis submitted their final mock drafts before the first round began Thursday night. Here's how their picks compared to how the first round actually went. Pick Glauber Klopsis Actual pick 1. Texans Jadeveon...Read more »
Most players don't know when or where they'll be drafted. C.J. Mosley, however, seems to have it narrowed down.
The Alabama linebacker told Newsday on Wednesday that he thinks he'll go somewhere in the top half of the first round -- and maybe even one of the first 10 players off the board on Thursday night.
"I heard top 10, I talked to my agent, I heard eight through 17," Mosley said...Read more »
Cody Latimer wasn't considered a hot prospect as the pre-NFL Draft evaluation period began. Now he's one of 30 players invited to Radio City Music Hall -- an honor usually reserved for first- or second-round picks.
If you ask Latimer, though, he's been there all along. It was just a matter of when everyone caught onto his skillset.
"They were just checking out my film -- physicality,...Read more »