Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
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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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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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...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 »
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...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 only October but already the Super Bowl buzz is coming to New York.
The 50 Yard Lounge, developed by former sports agent Lonny Sweet and The Connect Group, will take over 1 Penn Plaza across from Madison Square Garden with football festivities and food during Super Bowl week. 50YL will open Jan. 29, the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, and close Feb. 2, Super Bowl Sunday.
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The Giants are tied with Jacksonville for the worst record in football, but they are among the leaders in another race -- the one for the first overall draft pick in 2014.
Thanks to their 0-6 start, the Giants may have a top-10 pick in May's NFL draft for the first time since 2004, and could even be the first team on the clock at Radio City Music Hall. Luckily for them, there's no shortage...Read more »
Adrian Peterson is hoping to become the first player in NFL history with back-to-back 2,000-yard rushing seasons, but he has plenty of catching up to do if he wants to get there. Peterson has 281 yards through three games, and will need to average 132.2 yards per game to reach 2,000.
Meanwhile, LeSean McCoy of the Eagles is not only on pace to reach 2,000 yards, but he’s on track to set the...Read more »
Another reason the NFL is the best league going: Because the league is so evenly balanced, there's always a chance to have a meaningful season, even after a losing effort. The latest example: Of the seven teams that currently stand at 3-0, four of them - the Bears, Chiefs, Dolphins and Saints - didn't make the playoff last year.
And since the NFL went to the current 12-team playoff format...Read more »