It’s still unknown whether NFL Network will keep Warren Sapp beyond the expiration of his contract in August. But it is known that Showtime won’t be bringing Sapp back for Inside the NFL.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Sapp is out. Per Jackson, Showtime has confirmed that James Brown of CBS, Phil Simms of CBS, and Cris Collinsworth of NBC will be returning.
It’s unknown whether Showtime will be replacing Sapp on the cast. Two years ago, Showtime wanted to hire NBC’s Rodney Harrison to moonlight. As we heard it at the time, NBC was fine with that arrangement, but CBS (which owns Showtime) didn’t want a second NBC employee on the panel.
After several weeks off the air following an outing of former Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey as the person who blew the whistle on the bounty program, Sapp has recently returned to NFL Network.