Correspondents embedded with all 32 NFL teams will file multiple RapidReports per day from team
facilities and stadiums, providing the latest breaking news and updates is first media entity to cover a professional sports league with a dedicated reporter assigned to every team

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, July 29, 2009 - today announced the creation of an innovative new way to cover the NFL. RapidReports will be a network of 32 correspondents, one with each NFL team. These reporters will file multiple bite-sized updates per day from each team's practice facility or stadium that will appear at the top of the homepage.

CBS will be the first media outlet to cover the NFL, or any sport, in this manner, with one embedded reporter attached to every team working solely for one entity. Additionally, the style of coverage, with a constant stream of short, original news updates has never been used in the world of sports and users and highly engaged NFL fans around the world will undoubtedly embrace this new mode of news delivery.

"With RapidReports, will provide the rabid NFL fan base with the one thing they crave most - the absolute latest breaking news and updates from around the league - and deliver it in a way that will distinguish our service from the competition," said Jason Kint, Senior Vice President and General Manager of "We're thrilled that was able to find reporters for this initiative with a deep resume of sports experience and combine them with burgeoning new talent for a perspective and approach that fans won't find anywhere else."

The process to locate and retain 32 local correspondents began by teaming up with Bleacher Report ( - the world's largest sports network that is powered entirely by fan-generated content. Word spread through the community on Bleacher Report as well as via advertising on generating tremendous interest in the RapidReports initiative.

The result of this search is a mix of veteran sports journalists combined with some of the best new writers on the Internet coming from the Bleacher Report community. The network of RapidReports correspondents include Bob Gretz who has over 30 years experience covering the Kansas City Chiefs as well as Jason Butt, a 2009 graduate of the University of Georgia who will be covering the Atlanta Falcons. This unique blend of experienced sports reporters and fresh new talent will provide a distinctive look at the NFL and generate the most up-to-the minute football news and information of any media outlet.

2009 Network of RapidReports Correspondents on

Pittsburgh: Brian Carson Tennessee: Aldrin Brown Miami: Jeff Shain San Diego: Tom Krasovic
Baltimore: Jon Gallo Indianapolis: John Oehser New England: William Bendetson Denver: Aaron Lopez
Cincinnati: Josh Katzowitz Houston: Jim McCurdy N.Y. Jets: Lisa Zimmerman Oakland: Eric Gilmore
Cleveland: Martin Gitlin Jacksonville: Jim Nasella Buffalo: Mark Ludwiczak Kansas City: Bob Gretz

Minnesota: Darren Wolfson Carolina: Steve Reed N.Y. Giants: Alex Raskin Arizona: Craig Morgan
Chicago: Gene Chamberlain Atlanta: Jason Butt Philadelphia: Kevin Noonan San Francisco: Michael Erler
Green Bay: Gerrard Diaz Tampa Bay: Carter Gaddis Dallas: Bryan Broaddus Seattle: Matt Rybaltowski
Detroit: Jimmy Trombley New Orleans: Larry Holder Washington: Ed Sheahin St. Louis: Cameron Hollway

*At the date of issue, RapidReports was a working title for

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