July 29, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - Matt Millen has had no trouble finding work since he was fired by the Detroit Lions.
Millen is adding analyst duties for the NFL Network's "Thursday Night Football" games to his commentator job at ESPN.
NFL Network announced Monday that Millen would replace Cris Collinsworth, who's joining NBC's "Sunday Night Football" booth.
The architect of the league's first 0-16 team was fired in September. Millen was a successful commentator at CBS and Fox before taking over the Lions in 2001 - and leading them to one of the worst eight-year stretches in NFL history.
Millen says "you learn a lot from failures, and I learned a ton."
He was a guest analyst with NBC during last season's playoffs. ESPN hired him in May to call college football games and appear on NFL studio shows.