Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan’s future remains in limbo, but he’s not alone when it comes to NFL job insecurity. In fact, nearly a third of the NFL's coaches are on the hot seat entering the final two weeks of the season.
Here’s a look:
Rex Ryan, Jets: First-year general manager John Idzik is keeping his thoughts to himself, but recent history hasn't been kind to incumbent coaches working...Read more »
All indications seem to point to Washington coach Mike Shanahan being fired by team owner Daniel Snyder once the season ends. But former Ravens coach Brian Billick has an intriguing theory that Shanahan will actually return next season, despite the controversy in recent weeks that suggests he’ll part ways.
During an interview with CBS radio on Friday, Billick said there is good reason for...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
It's official: Robert Griffin III, who suffered a torn ACL in the wild card playoff game against the Seahawks that required reconstructive, will start for the Redskins when they open the season against the Eagles on Monday night at FedEx Field.
The decision went as expected, although there were a few twists and turns along the way. RGIII had expressed some frustration midway through training...Read more »
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is keeping his sights set on the season-opener as his return from knee surgery, and all indications are looking good so far. But just as a precaution, Griffin said he'll wear a brace on his knee for the entire season.
“I don’t know if I’ll wear it forever. I know I’ll wear it for the rest of the season,” Griffin said...Read more »
Robert Griffin III is ready to roll after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery, but the Redskins will proceed with great caution in the coming weeks.
RGIII told reporters on Wednesday that he doesn't expect to play any games in the preseason, and he'll almost certainly be limited when it comes to full contact drills in training camp.
"The current plan is patience is...Read more »
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said he’ll never consider changing the team’s nickname despite growing pressure from outside the organization because the name has racist connotations.
But two Hall of Fame players who played during the team’s heyday in the 1980’s say it may be time for a change. Former wide receiver Art Monk and former cornerback Darrell Green suggested during a radio interview...Read more »
The news that Redskins fans will be delighted to read: Second-year quarterback Robert Griffin III, who underwent reconstructive knee surgery after being injury in the Redskins' playoff loss to the Seahawks in January, is ready to play football again.
RGIII announced on his Twitter feed that he has been cleared to resume practice.
"Doctors cleared me to practice,"...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 »