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Chris Long set to co-host Thursday Night Football pregame show ahead of Eagles vs. Packers

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Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long has been staying busy in retirement.

It was recently announced that he’s starting his own media company. Now there’s word that he’s going to be a pregame analyst on Amazon Prime Video ahead of Thursday Night Football each week.

Long’s first appearance in his new role happens to be this week as the Eagles take on the Green Bay Packers. It’ll be interesting to hear what Long has to say about his former team.

It’d be much more interesting, of course, to not see Long on a pregame show at all and instead watch him suiting up for his former team. Long has repeatedly stated that he has not ruled out a return to the NFL but the Eagles clearly haven’t been willing to offer what it’ll take to make that happen.

Given that the Eagles’ defensive ends have combined for ZERO sacks through the first three games, I think it’s safe to say they could use Long back on the team. But it looks like we won’t be seeing that happen. For now, at least.

NFL Next, a new 30-minute live show available exclusively on Prime Video at 7:00 PM Eastern each Thursday and produced by NFL Films, will provide viewers with fresh insight and smart commentary from two-time Super Bowl Champion Chris Long, NFL Network’s Kay Adams and Next Gen Stats expert James Koh. NFL Next will host featured guests including current and former players, while iconic sports journalists Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer will return to provide commentary, in addition to leading play-by-play and analysis.

“We’re excited to collaborate once again with Amazon Prime Video to produce a different kind of NFL show,” said Ross Ketover, Chief Executive of NFL Films. “To have the talents of Chris Long, one of the most insightful players to play this game, paired with a dynamic personality like Kay Adams makes for a show we think fans are going to love.”

“I am excited to be part of NFL Next and the Amazon family,” said Chris Long. “It was important to me that my first venture into football broadcasting was in a forum that I feel will give the viewer a unique under the hood look of the game