Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter to Provide Live Commentary For Thursday Night Football on Twitter Via Periscope

NEW YORK CITY, NY – After leaving the cast of ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown”, former NFL wide receiver and Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter has begun a new position with the NFL beginning with the New York Jets-Buffalo Bills game September 15, 2016. Carter’s new job is provide live streaming coverage for Thursday Night Football on Twitter via Periscope. Source: Sporting News
According to the Sporting News article the deal was announced by the NFL as part of its “Tri-Cast” distribution model of broadcast TV, cable TV and digital coverage:

“The NFL announced a deal with Twitter to deliver a live OTT digital stream of 10 TNF games this season to its 800 million registered users. The TNF games will be shown on broadcast TV via CBS and NBC and simulcast on the NFL Network cable network.”

In the new deal “Carter is expected to offer analysis, predictions and fantasy football advice to fans, said sources.”

Cris Carter is considered one of the most accomplished pass catchers in NFL history. Drafted out of Ohio State University by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987, Cris’s first reception as a pro was a 22-yard touchdown catch. He went on to a stellar NFL career spanning 15 years, including 12 years with the Minnesota Vikings. Cris played a full 16-game slate for 13 seasons and appeared in eight consecutive Pro Bowls. In 1999, he became only the second player in NFL history to catch 1,000 passes, putting him into the history books alongside Jerry Rice. Cris ranks second on the NFL’s all-time list for total receptions (1,101) and receiving touchdowns (130). He was named to the All-Decade Team (1990) by the Pro-Football-Hall-of-Fame Selection Committee and received the 1999 NFL Man of the Year award. arter was voted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on February 2, 2013.
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