Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Brian Urlacher was considered to be a throwback player, the kind who could have excelled in any era. He chose to retire in a very 21st Century way, though. Through Twitter.
The linebacker who spent his career with the Bears until he was released earlier this offseason posted his decision on the social media site this morning.
"After spending a lot of time this spring thinking about...Read more »
When Tom Coughlin first started drawing up football plays, he did it like all the other coaches of his time. On papyrus. With hieroglyphics.
Ok, maybe that’s an exaggeration and a friendly tweak at the NFL’s oldest head coach. But if he sticks around much longer, Coughlin will find himself smack dab in the beginnings of the digital age of NFL sidelines. The league announced a deal with Microsoft...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 »
Patriots Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski may need a fourth surgery to repair a broken forearm he initially sustained in November, and now his back is acting up.
Per Mike Garafolo of USA Today, Gronkowski recently had an MRI on his back and might need surgery there as well. He needs a fourth surgery on his wrist because of an infection.
The Patriots are holding out hope...Read more »
The Seahawks are Super Bowl contenders heading into the 2013 season, but they'll have to begin their pursuit of the franchise's first NFL title without the services of pass rusher Bruce Irvin.
The second-year defensive end was suspended by the NFL for the first four games. Irvin was suspended under the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy, although the specific substance he tested...Read more »
In a move that was widely anticipated in the wake of Bills general manager Buddy Nix's decision to step down on Tuesday, the team today appointed Doug Whaley as the new GM.
The succession plan has been in place for quite some time. The Bills hired Whaley in 2010 as assistant general manager with an eye toward taking over the top spot once Nix retired.
Whaley has been in the...Read more »
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed a pass rusher named Gholston, but it's not Vernon, the former Jets' linebacker who never made an impact in the NFL. It's Gholston's cousin, William, a Michigan State defensive end who was the Bucs' fourth-round draft choice.
While Vernon Gholston, who didn't have a sack in three seasons with the Jets, has been out of the league since the Jets released...Read more »
Former Packers All Pro safety Charles Woodson, who was released by Green Bay early in the off-season, has a visit scheduled with the Broncos for sometime this week, according to Vic Lombardi of CBS4 in Denver.
It's the first time in a while that Woodson has been on any team's radar; the market has been surprisingly tepid for the 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2009. The 49ers...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 »
Things didn't quite work out with the running back Felix Jones the way the Cowboys had hoped, so they've moved on from the former first-round pick out of Arkansas. And Jones has moved on to Philadelphia, where he has a chance to show his old team what they'll be missing.
The Eagles signed Jones to a one-year deal. Jones will now back up starter LeSean McCoy, who will no doubt get the...Read more »