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ESPN Announces New Contract For Mark Jones

Mark Jones at the 2011 NBA Draft.

Mark Jones at the 2011 NBA Draft.

One of the top play-by-play commentators for ESPN is sticking around for the long haul. On Friday, the network announced a multi-year contract extension for Mark Jones.

Jones has been at ESPN for over three decades. He’s done an excellent job covering NBA and college football games for the network during that span.

In an official statement, Jones made it clear that he’s thrilled to remain a part of the ESPN family.

“This is where I want to be. I’m absolutely thrilled to continue this unimaginable journey through sports at ESPN with the most talented people in the industry,” Jones said, via ESPN Front Row. “I think about walking into the NBA Today and SportsCenter studios in 1990 with a chance to document the Michael Jordan-era Chicago Bulls, and almost 32 years later I’m covering another all-time legend in LeBron James. I’m

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Aaron Rodgers Back at Green Bay Packers Training Camp amid Contract Disagreement

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Grant Halverson/Getty Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers is back for another round of training camp with the Green Bay Packers, indicating he may stay with his longtime team after all.

After reports of the reigning NFL MVP wanting to leave Wisconsin, Rodgers, 37, was spotted walking into training camp on Tuesday, with the team tweeting out his arrival.

One day earlier, ESPN’s Adam Schefter had reported that Rodgers appeared to be making headway in contract negotiations with the Packers, where he’s played for his entire 16-year professional career. The agreement would include canceling the final year of his contract, making it more likely that the upcoming 2021 season will be his last in Green Bay.

Rodgers was selected by the Packers as the 24th overall pick in the 2005 draft, and has three years remaining on his contract after signing a four-year, $134 million extension in August 2018.

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Aaron Rodgers closing in on reworked contract with Green Bay Packers as part of 2021 return

One of the biggest mysteries of the NFL offseason just gained a little bit of clarity.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is close to an agreement with the Green Bay Packers on a reworked contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports’ Mike Jones, seemingly bringing at least a temporary end to the months-long stalemate between the reigning NFL MVP and the franchise he has been with for 16 seasons. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been finalized.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter was first to report the development.

Under terms of the agreement, according to ESPN, the final year of Rodgers’ existing contract would be voided, leaving only two remaining. Green Bay would not be allowed to place the franchise or transition tag on Rodgers, and the team would agree to review the contract at the end of the season, per ESPN.

Neither

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ESPN Has Signed 2 Hosts To Contract Extensions

ESPN host Ashley Brewer at Byron Allen's 4th Annual Oscar Gala to Benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

ESPN host Ashley Brewer at Byron Allen’s 4th Annual Oscar Gala to Benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Just a month ago, it was reported that Neil Everett might be on his way out of ESPN, as contract negotiations hit a snag. After losing one major host in Maria Taylor, it looks like the Worldwide Leader got things worked out with Everett and Ashley Brewer.

As first reported by Sports Business Journal, Everett and Brewer have re-upped with the network. Both will be in the rotation for the 1 a.m. SportsCenter, which broadcasts from Los Angeles.

As a result, Brewer is moving out West, after working from Bristol to this point in her ESPN career. She and Everett will work with Stan Verrett and Linda Cohn on that late-night edition of ESPN’s signature show.

Brewer had been working as the host of the now-ESPN+-based SportsNation. ESPN

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