Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
It's a good thing Bill Belichick likes to collect tight ends these days. After all, his best one, Rob Gronkowski, will be out of action a good while longer.
Gronkowski, who suffered a broken forearm last year and re-injured the arm during the playoffs, has experienced complications from the surgery and has had to undergo four procedures as a result. And now his back is acting up. Gronkowski...Read more »
The NFL notified all 32 teams today that next year’s draft will be held May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall. That’s two weeks later than usual, due to a scheduling conflict at Radio City.
The league said no decision has been made about when the 2015 draft would be held. There is a possibility that the draft will be held then at Radio City or at other locations, either in metropolitan New York...Read more »
NFL owners will not be voting on any changes to the league’s calendar at their meetings Tuesday, but it will be a topic for discussion – as it has been outside the walls of the Boston hotel ballroom where the owners are convening.
One thing seems certain: The 2014 draft will not be held in late April as it always has been, but instead will be in mid-May. This is because of a scheduling conflict...Read more »
Former NFL running back Chuck Muncie, who starred with the Saints and then the Chargers before leaving the NFL in 1985 because of substance abuse problems, has died. Muncie was 60.
The cause of death was a heart attack, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Muncie was a three-time All-Pro running back who was the Saints' first-round pick (third overall) in 1976. He rushed for...Read more »
Former Browns kick returner/receiver Josh Cribbs is making the rounds with several visits - including the Giants and Jets - and he plans to make his decision in the coming days.
Per Tim Twentyman of Detroitlions.com, Cribbs puts the Lions near the top of his list.
"I feel like [Detroit] is one of those teams that's just missing a piece," Cribbs said, adding...Read more »
Now that the Packers have extended quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ contract with a record $110 million deal, the team is making plans to make sure Rodgers stays on the field.
After the Packers surrendered 51 sacks last year – the second-highest total in the NFL – they’ve decided to switch right tackle Brian Bulaga to the all-important left tackle position to protect Rodgers’ blind side. The Packers...Read more »
D.J. Fluker says the controversial Tweet posted from his account this week did not come from him and that he never accepted money while playing at Alabama. The offensive lineman who most expect will go in the first round of Thursday's draft said his account was hacked and his agent and authorities are trying to figure out who did it.
"There are always people who want to see you do good...Read more »
Defensive end Mike Catapano has been turning heads in recent weeks, and if all goes right for the Bayville native, he could be the first Ivy League player selected in next month's NFL draft.
At least, that's what NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt thinks.
At his Princeton pro day March 20, Catapano worked out for representatives from 15 NFL teams, including the defensive line coach of...Read more »
The NFL will take “a much more proactive and aggressive position” in certifying the maintenance of the fields its games are played on, a point of emphasis noted by NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson in today’s Competition Committee conference call.
The reason, although never explicitly stated as such, clearly stems from the condition of the turf at FedEx Field...Read more »
NEW ORLEANS — Doug Williams became the first African American quarterback to win the Super Bowl when the Redskins beat the Broncos in Super Bowl XXII.
Twenty five years later, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said it would be special to equal Williams’ ground- breaking accomplishment.
“It’s a great opportunity to show it doesn’t matter what your skin color is,” Kaepernick said last...Read more »