The NFL has announced their 10th annual Broadcast Boot Camp, a chance for former and current players to work on tape study, film editing, studio and show preparation, radio production, production meetings, and field reporting.. The four-day event works with the players on television and radio broadcasting, with representatives from many of the league's broadcasting partners, including Big Ten Network, CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, NFL Network, SiriusXM, and Westwood One Radio.
The event runs from May 16-19 at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.
Included in the list of 19 players to attend this year's boot camp are current Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, as well as former Dolphins linebacker Bobby Carpenter and wide receiver Brandon London.
More than 200 players have taken part in the boot camp since it was first offered, with over one-third earning broadcasting jobs following their playing career. Participants in this year's boot camp will have an opportunity to earn a guest hosting position with the league's United Kingdom broadcasting partners during the 2016 season. Last year, Jabari Greer and Ben Harstock both worked as in-studio analysts for Sky Sports during the season.
Players interested in the boot camp have to submit applications and essays. They must also have a demonstrated interest in media work. Some of the broadcasting talent included in the list of personnel who will meet with the players include Brian Baldinger (NFL Network), James Brown (CBS), Greg Cosell (NFL Films), Ron Jaworski (ESPN), and Solomon Wilcots (CBS and NFL Network).