Longtime NFL reporter Ed Werder rejoins ESPN, two years after company included him in layoffs

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Ed Werder was one of the big names involved in ESPN’s mass layoffs two years ago. The company announced Monday he has been brought back to cover Dallas sports for a variety of programs, such as SportsCenter and NFL Live

Despite being laid off, Werder, 59, still had a contract with ESPN that dissuaded him from taking another formal job in the sports media industry. He began a podcast on his own and remained active on Twitter, but he’s officially back with the network now. 

“I am very much looking forward to being back on the team where I feel I most belong,” Werder said in a statement. “I’m grateful for this opportunity and thankful to all the people who have made it a reality. It will be tremendous to again be covering great stories and events with an ESPN press credential.”

Werder is scheduled to report from Cowboys camp in Oxnard, California, beginning this week. He’s covered the team since 1989. The Colorado native joined ESPN in 1998 and stayed there until he was the victim of layoffs in April 2017. 

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