Brendan Maloy
Friday October 25th, 2013

A package of Thursday night NFL games may bring in $700 million a year for the league The NFL is looking to sell a package of Thursday night games to an outside network. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The NFL is looking into selling eight Thursday night games a year to an outside network, according to ProFootballTalk.

The deal, which would begin in the 2015 or 2016 season, would be worth around $700 million a year to the league, which would still keep eight of the weeknight games for its own NFL Network, where they now air.

FARRAR: Texans opened the playbook for Case Keenum before the Chiefs closed it back up Networks interested in the games would likely include the Turner family of networks, in addition to the fledgling Fox Sports 1 and NBC Sports Network. The deal could also include a wild card game if commissioner Roger Goddell is successful in expanding the playoffs.

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