According to various published reports Sunday, the NFL is seeking a buyer for the television rights to some Thursday night games.
According to Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, the Thursday night games potentially sold would be early in the season, and the league was seeking to sell between six and eight of 13 games it airs on NFL Network.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the Associated Press that the league was in talks “to air a part of the package with existing and potentially new broadcast and cable partners.”
McCarthy told the AP that NFL Network would continue to air games.
John Ourand of SportsBusiness Journal first reported the potential sale of Thursday night games on Sunday.
In 2013, NFL Network televised one Thursday night game in Weeks 2-12 and Weeks 14-15. The Thanksgiving night game in Week 13 aired on NBC.