Glauber's NFL Hot Reads

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

Here comes Johnny Manziel

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel celebrates a touchdown

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Fresh off another terrific season at Texas A & M - albeit not Heisman Trophy worthy - quarterback sensation Johnny Manziel is entering the NFL draft. 

According to former Cowboys personnel director Gil Brandt, who is now heavily involved in the Scouting Combine and pre-draft process, said on his Twitter account that Manziel has officially submitted his paperwork to the NFL to...

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John Kuhn invents the 'Lambeau Flop'

Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn (30) celebrates

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The Lambeau Leap is arguably the greatest celebration in sports. For years after scoring a touchdown at the Frozen Tundra, Green Bay Packers players jump into the arms of their cheesehead fans.

It's especially a thrill for someone like Packers running back John Kuhn who so rarely gets into the end zone. Kuhn has just 12 TDs at Lambeau in his six seasons with the Packers.

So on Sunday...

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The NFC's wild finish

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer against the Jacksonville

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Heading into the final week of the season, none of the NFC's division winners have been determined, which makes for compelling Week 17 theater.

The Seahawks still figure to win the NFC West, but they'll have to beat St. Louis or see the 49ers lose to Arizona to clinch. The Cardinals are still alive for a wild-card berth. The 49ers can actually win the division AND get the No. 1 seed in the...

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Tony Romo may be out with back injury

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, left, is hugged

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The Dallas Cowboys' season-ending game against the Eagles - a winner-take-all proposition for the NFC East - just got a lot more problematic. 

Tony Romo suffered a back injury in the second half of a dramatic 24-23 win over Washington on Sunday. And after getting an MRI on Monday, reports are now surfacing that Romo is out for the playoffs. ESPN reported Romo is out, but head coach Jason...

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Patriots put Rob Gronkowski on IR

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski waves

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Rob Gronkowski's season is officially over. 

The Patriots' All Pro tight end, who was having a terrific season after returning from multiple surgeries on his wrist and back, is done for the year after going down on Sunday with a knee injury. Gronkowski suffered a torn ACL and will require reconstructive surgery. The Patriots did the inevitable today and placed Gronkowski on injured reserve. 


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Greg Hardy calls himself 'Kraken,' says he went to Hogwarts

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) is

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Maybe it'd make more sense for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy to play quidditch instead of football.

During Sunday Night Football introductions, Hardy called himself the Kraken and listed his school as Hogwarts, the famed school of witchcraft and wizardry from the Harry Potter series.

Watch Hardy, who actually attended Mississippi, in action:


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Report: Incognito files grievance

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Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, who was suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins in connection with alleged bullying of teammate Jonathan Martin, has filed a grievance against the team, according to ESPN.

Incognito, who was suspended on Nov. 3 following allegations of harassment toward Martin, has missed one game. The most a player  can be suspended by a team is four games, which would...

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Oneida Nation reps disappointed with NFL over Washington nickname

Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, donated

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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...

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Will taunting take away a TD?

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) spikes

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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...

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Brandon Meriweather suspension reduced to one game

Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather tosses away

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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...

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