Ed Werder

ESPN Signs Extensions with NFL Experts

ESPN announced today that it has signed multi-year contract extensions with four of its NFL expert analysts.

SI’s Richard Deitsch reports that Mel Kiper, Jr. has signed an extension that will keep him at the network until 2018.  The same report has Adam Schefter signed until 2017 and John Clayton and Ed Werder inked to four-year extensions.

“Adam, John, Mel and Ed are at the forefront of how we cover the NFL every day of the year across multiple networks and platforms,” said Mark Gross, ESPN senior vice president and executive producer, production in a press release. “Their knowledge and expertise is a big reason why fans turn to ESPN, and these new deals ensure that fans can look forward to seeing and hearing much more from them in the years ahead.”

Kiper has been with ESPN since 1984 and has been a staple in the network’s coverage of the NFL Draft.  Clayton joined the network in 1995 with Werder coming on board in 1998.  Schefter is the newbie of the group, first signing on with ESPN in 2009.

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ESPN Stretching on Owens/Witten Rift Coverage

ESPN’s Ed Werder has been the number one man on the scene during the recent Cowboys “controversy” between Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys receivers not named Jason. It’s clear that there is a lot of tension in the Cowboys locker room. What is not clear is who’s really to blame, unless you’re only following ESPN’s reporting.