NFL Kickoff Overnight Down 7% On NBC NFL: Concussion Protocols Worked With Newton Broncos' Brandon Marshall Kneels During Anthem 49ers Make $1M Donation To Kaepernick's Cause Players Continue Push Against Goodell Winning Key For Rams To Keep Fans In L.A. Challenges Remain For Raiders' Move To Vegas Counties Fight For Possible New Redskins Stadium Bears Open To Naming Rights For Soldier Field Rodgers Starts Sixth Season With State Farm
SBD/September 7, 2012/NFL Season Preview
NFL Media Notes: "MNF" To Celebrate Rolling Stones' 50th Anniversary Throughout Season
Published September 7, 2012
GETTING SOME FACE TIME: In Chicago, Fred Mitchell noted Bears WR Brandon Marshall "has signed on to be a regular contributor" for WMAQ-NBC, as he will "appear on the station's Sports Sunday show." Through his TV appearances, Marshall also "intends to expand the scope of his Project Borderline, a nonprofit organization devoted to raising awareness for borderline personality disorder, a malady that he has been struggling with for several years" (CHICAGOTRIBUNE.com, 9/6).
PHASING OUT: In DC, Barry Svrluga notes when the Redskins open the season Sunday at the Saints, radio analyst Sam Huff "won't be in the broadcast booth, where he has sat for Redskins games for 37 years." Former NFLer Sonny Jurgensen will "serve as the analyst alongside play-by-play man Larry Michael." Huff will "still join Jurgensen and Michael in the booth for the Redskins' eight home games as well as two on the road, against the rival Giants and Cowboys, but his curtailed schedule is an acknowledgment, in a roundabout way, that he has lost a step in recent years" (WASHINGTON POST, 9/7).