ESPN Ramps up Programming Hours for NFL Free Agency


ESPN Ramps up Programming Hours for NFL Free Agency

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More than Eight Hours of NFL Live and SportsCenter Special Shows to Air Monday-Wednesday

ESPN will nearly double its normal NFL programming hours leading into the start of NFL Free Agency with more than eight hours of NFL Live and SportsCenter Special shows dedicated to breaking news and analysis, March 11-13.

In anticipation of the start of the new league year and NFL Free Agency at 4 p.m. ET on Wed., March 13, NFL Insiders Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen and Josina Anderson and reporter Dianna Russini will have all the latest breaking news on player signings, trades and more.

Other featured commentators will include hosts Wendi Nix, Trey Wingo and Suzy Kolber and NFL analysts Louis Riddick, Tedy Bruschi and Booger McFarland. Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Show Network
Mon, Mar 11 1:30 p.m. NFL Live ESPN
3 p.m. SportsCenter Special: NFL Free Agency Countdown ESPN
Tue, Mar 12 1:30 p.m. NFL Live ESPN2
4:30 p.m. SportsCenter Special: NFL Free Agency Countdown ESPN
Wed, Mar 13 3 p.m. SportsCenter Special: NFL Free Agency Countdown ESPN2
4:30 p.m. NFL Live: Free Agency Special ESPN

* All shows will also be streamed live on the ESPN App will also have comprehensive coverage of NFL Free Agency, including:

  • Kevin Seifert and Dan Graziano’s Mega-Guide to NFL Free Agency
  • The top 100 free agents for 2019 (updated daily)
  • Bill Barnwell’s free agency grades for all major signings
  • NFL Nation’s daily analysis on signings for all 32 teams
  • Seifert’s winners and losers of free agency
  • Roundtable reactions from ESPN experts such as Graziano, Matt Bowen, Field Yates, Mike Sando, Mina Kimes, Dominique Foxworth, and more.
  • Free agency grades for all 32 teams
Additionally, as part of ESPN’s ongoing coverage of the 2019 NFL Draft, ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay will provide updates on top prospects during NFL Live, SportsCenter and other shows from the following Pro Days:

·        Oklahoma (March 13) – with Marty Smith and Tim Hasselbeck,

·        Ohio State (March 20) – with Smith and Louis Riddick, and

·        Missouri (March 21).

In his latest NFL Mock Draft, McShay projected quarterback Kyler Murray (Oklahoma) and defensive end Nick Bosa (Ohio State) as the first and second overall picks, respectively. McShay’s first-round projections also include quarterbacks Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State) and Drew Lock (Missouri), wide receivers Marquise Brown (Oklahoma) and Parris Campbell (Ohio State) and offensive lineman Cody Ford (Oklahoma).

McShay discussed his latest NFL Mock Draft on a media call this week: Audio.


Allie Stoneberg

I advance ESPN’s communications and publicity efforts for NFL studio programming, Monday Night Football, the NFL Draft and our coverage of the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League. I enjoy meeting journalists in person at games and events and delight in showing them around our Bristol, Conn., campus.
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