In Brief | NFL | 1-13-14


NFL looking to sell Thursday games

NEW YORK — The NFL is talking to television networks about selling a package of Thursday night games.

“NFL Network has done a tremendous job building Thursday night and will retain games, but we are in discussions to air a part of the package with existing and potentially new broadcast and cable partners,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said Sunday.

NFL Network began airing an eight-game package in 2006, which increased to 13 in 2012. The league could sell some of those games to an outside network, starting as soon as next season.

As the NFL keeps drawing monster TV ratings, any additional games are hugely appealing to networks. The competition for a potential package is even greater with the recent addition of cable channel Fox Sports 1 and NBC’s attempts to grow NBCSN. Turner Sports also could be among the potential suitors.

Titans exec Dawson talks with Miami

MIAMI — Tennessee Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson has become the fifth candidate to interview for the Miami Dolphins’ job of general manager.

Dawson, who interviewed Sunday, joined the Titans in 2007 as director of pro scouting, became vice president of football operations in 2011 and became vice president of player personnel in 2012. The former NFL receiver has been mentioned as a general manager candidate around the NFL for the past two years.

Interviewed earlier for the Miami job were Browns assistant general manager Ray Farmer, Steelers director of football and business administration Omar Khan, Cardinals vice president of player personnel Jason Licht and Dolphins assistant general manager Brian Gaine.

Seattle rookie RB Ware arrested

SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks say they are aware of rookie fullback Spencer Ware being arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.

King County Jail records showed Ware being booked at 11:56 p.m. HST Saturday and released at 2:23 a.m. Ware, a sixth-round pick out of LSU, has not played for the Seahawks since Week 2. He was inactive during Weeks 3-7 and placed on injured reserve on Oct. 22 with an ankle injury.

The team had no other comment.

By wire sources