ESPN's layoffs included a major personality.
Longtime NFL reporter Ed Werder announced that after 17 years with the company, he's been laid off.
Werder is just the first of many expected cuts. Reports from early Wednesday morning suggest more than 100 on-air talent and a number of other positions will be laid off by the end of today.
Werder joined the major sports news network in 1998 and became a staple in the network's NFL coverage. From breaking news to solid reports, Werder primarily reported on news emanating from the Dallas Cowboys' camp. The longtime NFL reporter announced he has no plans to retire, which means a company like NFL Network could be in for a major addition.
Before going to work for ESPN, Werder worked as a beat writer for the Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys. Werder also worked as an NFL correspondent for CNN on CNN's Sports Tonight and CNN's Sunday NFL Preview.
We expect more surprising layoffs are ahead, and will keep you updated on any major news surrounding the network.
We wish the best for Werder and all those affected by the layoffs at ESPN.