Marino and Sharpe out, Gonzalez inNEW YORK (AP) - Longtime analysts Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe will not return to the CBS NFL pregame show. Marino leaves after 13 seasons with CBS, while Sharpe joined for the 2004 season, giving him a decade on the show. CBS says recently retired star tight end Tony Gonzalez will join the network as an analyst for "The NFL Today" as well as other programming.
CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus was very high on the future of Gonzalez in broadcasting, saying: "He's the closest thing to a sure bet that I've seen in a long time. You can't teach...likeability."
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