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Chris Mortensen, longtime NFL insider for ESPN, dies at 72

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ESPN Announces Death of Longtime NFL Insider

Chris Mortensen, a prominent NFL insider and ESPN analyst, has passed away at the age of 72. For over three decades, Mortensen was a familiar face on ESPN shows such as ‘Sunday NFL Countdown,’ ‘SportsCenter,’ and as an analyst for the NFL Draft. He was highly respected for his extensive knowledge of the sport and dedication to his work. Mortensen joined ESPN in 1991 and quickly became one of the most trusted football insiders. Despite facing health challenges, he continued to contribute to ESPN until September 2023 when he decided to step away to focus on his health, family, and faith. His contributions and passion for football will be missed by colleagues and fans alike.