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Report: John Clayton Out At ESPN As Layoffs Continue

John Clayton predicting NFL trades on ESPN.

Another big name ESPN personality has reportedly been let go.

The ESPN layoffs continued Wednesday morning as longtime NFL insider John Clayton was let go. According to Sporting News, Clayton is leaving ESPN, although it is unclear if he is leaving of his own accord, or if he's been let go.

From the report:

NFL insider John "The Professor" Clayton is leaving ESPN as part of the sweeping layoffs at the Worldwide Leader in Sports, sources tell Sports News. ESPN and Clayton both declined comment.

The well-respected Clayton has served as a senior NFL writer and commentator at ESPN for 23 years.

Clayton is the latest in a long line of NFL personalities to be hit by the layoffs. Ed Werder and Trent Dilfer were also let go early on during the mass exodus. Clayton was inducted to the writer's section of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

Clayton hosts a radio show for ESPN in Seattle that will remain in place, as the local ESPN Radio affiliates are not actually owned by ESPN. However, his time covering the NFL for ESPN as an analyst and writer is over.[Sporting News]