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NFL may sell Thursday games package for $700 million

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.

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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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