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NFL players train for careers in broadcasting

NFL players train for careers in broadcasting

In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, NFL Super Bowl MVP, wide receiver Deion Branch, left, reacts as quarterback Dan Orlovsky can't recall a line as they work on interviews at a sporting goods store during the NFL's Broadcast Boot Camp in Mount Laurel, N.J. Twenty-five current and former players participating in the NFL's Broadcast Boot Camp this week, are vying for broadcasting gigs. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Mel Evans

ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — Deion Branch has two Super Bowl rings and a Super Bowl MVP trophy that set him apart from many people looking for a new job.

Not when it comes to an NFL broadcasting gig.

There are plenty of ex-players with impressive resumes on the open market.

So, Branch tried to gain an advantage on some of the competition by participating in the NFL’s Broadcast Boot Camp this week.

“I enjoy this,” said Branch, a wide receiver who spent 12 seasons with the Patriots and Seahawks. “This is what I want to do so I’m going to give it my all. I come in here and I sponge because I want to learn everything and take it all in.”

The four-day boot camp held at NFL Films headquarters concluded Thursday. Branch was among 25 current and former players who participated in the annual seminar, now in its eighth season.
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