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ESPN Cancels 'NFL Insiders' And Lengthens 'NFL Live'

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ESPN is canceling one of its shows.

Two days ago ESPN released its new weekday afternoon lineup, which shuffled a few shows around and introduced new ones. In the wake of the layoffs hitting ESPN, the company decided to move on from its NFL Insiders show, in which Ed Werder was featured prominently.

Werder was let go by ESPN, becoming the first major name to announce his time with the Worldwide leader was coming to an end.

As a result, ESPN plans to lengthen NFL Live from 60 minutes to 90 minutes in order to cover the time slot previously filled by NFL Insiders.

From ESPN:

  • NFL Live on ESPN will expand from 60 to 90 minutes beginning Monday, May 22, airing at 1:30 p.m. and incorporating many of the elements from the NFL Insiders program (which, as of that date, will no longer air as a standalone show). Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Wendi Nix will share hosting responsibilities, working with a core group of NFL analysts Tedy Bruschi, Ryan Clark, Herm Edwards and Louis Riddick; with appearances by Matt Hasselbeck and Steve Young; plus insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter who will be on the show every day.

Undoubtedly, NFL Live can cover the same content that filled a 30-minute NFL Insiders show, it will just feature different faces.