It was first tweeted by Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand early Wednesday morning, confirmed later that morning by SportsbyBrooks and finally made official today by NFL Network. Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer will join NFL Network and provide commentary and analysis. He won’t be the Insider as NFL Network has Jason La Canfora for that. However, Jay will be seen in August on NFL Network on NFL Total Access and various specials. We have the announcement.
FOX NFL INSIDER JAY GLAZER JOINS NFL NETWORKDynamic TV Personality Will Contribute Opinions and Analysis on NFL Total Access and NFL Network SpecialsDiehard and casual football fans enjoy FOX Sports Insider Jay Glazer’s weekly contribution on FOX NFL Sunday and now they will be able to see more of him as he joins NFL Network as a contributor, it was announced today.Glazer will appear on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access and other shows and specials throughout the year. Glazer has appeared as a guest on NFL Network’s Super Bowl and other specials previously. He will be making his debut in August as preseason football kicks off on NFL Network.“Jay is one of the most entertaining and informative NFL personalities on television,” said Eric Weinberger, NFL Network executive producer. “We are building our roster of analysts and contributors to deliver more for fans who can’t get enough NFL news and information seven days a week, 365 days a year. In addition to Jay, there will be even more additions to our NFL Network team of on-air personalities coming this season.”“It will be different than what I do at FOX. I’ll be there to provide my personal insights and opinions on various NFL topics,” said Glazer. “FOX is my main gig and I will break news there, but I’ll also now be on NFL Network during the season and more during the off season on NFL Total Access and specials around NFL events.”Glazer will continue role as “NFL Insider” for Fox NFL Sunday. NFL Total Access is the NFL show of record, providing daily news, interviews and analysis from around the league live Monday through Saturday at 7:00 PM ET on NFL Network.Glazer was named as Sports Illustrated’s Media Person of the Year in 2007. He is known for breaking stories, strong opinions and relationships with players, coaches, executives and others associated with the NFL.In addition to being on FOX Sports, Glazer is the lead NFL writer and hosts a weekly show on Foxsports.com. He currently serves as a co-host of Spike TV’s “Pros vs. Joes” series.
Glazer who has a close relationship with several NFL players thanks to his MMA training business will be able to tap into that for NFL Network. Because he’s more of a contributor for NFL Network and not reporting, the conflict of interest concerns will be less there than at Fox.