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NFLN dumps Rams-Browns re-air over virtual signage


Like many of you, I was looking forward to watching the re-air of Saturday night’s game between the Rams and the Browns on NFL Network at 1:00 p.m. ET. Like many of you, I was disappointed to tune in and see a game that was broadcast nationally by CBS, Saints at Colts.

So why did NFL Network dump the Rams-Browns contest? Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Browns disregarded the new ban on virtual signage during preseason contests. Which prompted NFLN to in turn disregard the Browns’ broadcast.

“Virtual signage” has resulted in team’s selling large chunks of the field, such as the entire red-zone area.

Currently, NFLN is attempting to secure the rights to the Rams’ broadcast of the game. If that happens, the Rams-Browns game will re-air as scheduled on Monday night at 8:00 p.m. ET and Thursday at 3:00 p.m. ET. Absent the Rams’ broadcast, Giants-Jets and Panthers-Patriots will air in those two slots, respectively.