The streak of televised Saturday football lives.
NFL Network airs the annual East-West Shrine Game at 4 p.m. ET., while ESPN2 airs the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at 6 p.m. ET.
While these are lower-tier all-star games for NFL prospects, NFL scouts were at practices all week. Forty players from last year’s Shrine Game got drafted.
It’s the 91st Shrine Game, while the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl started in 2012. The most prestigious postseason all-star game, the Senior Bowl, is Jan. 30. Almost every NFL coach and scout will be at Senior Bowl practices next week.
Charlie Weis and June Jones are the Shrine Game coaches. Mike Holmgren and Mike Martz are coaching the NFLPA game.