It’s decision time for next season’s Thursday Night Football package. There had been much speculation during the lastImage (1) nfl-logo1__131205002008.jpg for post 677426 couple of days that next season’s Thursday would be split between incumbent CBS and Fox. However, NBC was said to be very aggressive, and I hear the latest wrinkle is that it might end up sharing the package with CBS. Still, sources caution this is a very fluid situation and things can change before the NFL makes its final decision.

At the TCA press tour Tuesday, CBS Sports chief Sean McManus confirmed a story by Sports Business Journal that the league had proposed a plan “where networks would share the first eight weeks of the season.”

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With CBS, Fox and NBC in pursuit of the rights to the Thursday games, a split package would allow the NFL to keep two of its three network partners happy-ish. Last year, CBS payed an estimated $300 million for the Thursday Night Football games.