Sources: NFL Net Changes Leave Eisen “Fearful”

Today the NFL confirmed my Wednesday report that the league had hired Jay Glazer and Daryl Johnston as analysts for NFL Network studio shows.

Rich Eisen and Mark Shapiro

Additionally, the league confirmed another of my earlier reports this week - per John Ourand of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL - that it is now employing former ESPN programming chief Mark Shapiro as a “consultant” for NFL Network game broadcasts and studio shows.

The latter piece of news probably didn’t make NFL Network studio host Rich Eisen’s day. Read more…

Jay Glazer, Daryl Johnston Joining NFL Network

Early Wednesday John Ourand of SportsBusiness Journal reported on Twitter, “I’m hearing that NFL Network hired Fox’s Jay Glazer and Daryl Johnston for their studio show. Both will stay on Fox, too

Jay Glazer

After Ourand’s Tweet, Glazer confirmed to me that he has indeed joined NFL Network as an on-air contributor while keeping his current duties at Fox.

Glazer explained via text that he’d be appearing on NFL Network, “periodically during the season, though it’ll be sporadic. Fox is still my main gig and focus. I’ll be doing more with them (NFL Network) in the offseason.” Read more…