CBS Sports has announced that Jenny Dell will be a sideline reporter for NFL broadcasts this fall. Dell and NESN recently parted ways.She was taken off Red Sox NESN broadcasts after her relationship with Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks became public during the off-season. Some industry people believe that she was trying to get out of her contract to pursue other TV jobs and perhaps that is why Dell was taken off Sox broadcasts.

CBS TV will broadcast NFL games for a 55th year this fall. The network has added the Thursday night games to its schedule.