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Tony Gonzalez joins CBS Sports; Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe out

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Former Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez has joined CBS Sports.

Gonzalez will be an analyst for the NFL pre-game show "The NFL Today," and will contribute to "Inside the NFL" and other sports programs for CBS.

"Having just stepped off the playing field, Tony brings a fresh and insightful perspective," said Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports.

"As a future Hall of Famer, we are excited for him to share his knowledge, experiences and opinions with our viewers. Tony was one of the most respected and hardworking players in the NFL and a tremendous teammate. We look forward to him bringing these attributes to CBS Sports."

Tony will join current "NFL Today" members James Brown, Bill Cowher and Boomer Esiason.

In the same release, it was announced that longtime CBS analysts Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe would no longer be on the show.

"While we welcome Tony, we want to acknowledge Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe who have contributed greatly to the success of THE NFL TODAY for more than a decade," added McManus.

"Dan and Shannon are true Hall of Famers on the field and in front of the camera. As they pursue other professional opportunities, we thank them for their hard work and dedication, and wish them nothing but the best."

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