ESPN Extends Deals With Four NFL Experts

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ESPN has signed four of its prominent NFL talent to new deals, reaching extensions with Adam Schefter, John Clayton, Ed Werder and Mel Kiper.

Schefter has been with ESPN since 2009, and serves as the network's leading NFL insider. He frequently appears on Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, SportsCenter and NFL Live. Clayton has been with the network since 1995, and has been ESPN's senior NFL writer and commentator, also contributing to SportsCenter and NFL Live. Werder has been ESPN's Dallas-based bureau reporter since 1998. Werder's new deal will expand his role beyond on-air reporting to include an insider role. Kiper has served as the network's lead NFL draft analyst since 1984.

"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's senior VP and executive producer, production. "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."

It's been a busy few months for The Worldwide Leader; the network inked Stuart Scott to a multiyear extension on Monday and has seen the departures of Erin Andrews and Michelle Beadle in recent months.