Here's another few hundred million dollars for the players and owners to fight over.
The NFL is looking to add eight early-season Thursday night games, with the TV rights being sold for as much as $700 million, according to a report in Sports Business Journal.
The early-season Thursday night games could begin as soon as next season (provided there is a next season). The report states the Comcast and Turner "have emerged as the most serious bidders." Comcast would put the games on Versus, which already airs NHL games, while Turner could air games on TBS, TNT, ot TruTV.
The NFL Network would continue to broadcast Thursday night games later in the season.
The report notes that the additional revenue could "help soften the blow" to the players, who are believed to be getting a smaller percentage of the revenue if and when an agreement is reached with the owners.