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Ray Lewis to join ESPN as an NFL analyst

March 13, 2013|By Houston Mitchell
  • Retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will work for ESPN next season.
Retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will work for ESPN next season. (Patrick Semansky / Associated…)

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has found a new team to play for next season: ESPN.

Lewis said Tuesday that he has been hired by the network to be an analyst for NFL games on ESPN radio and TV.

"ESPN is such a big part of how fans watch and experience sports, especially the NFL, so I'm excited to join their team," Lewis said. "I'm ready to bring the same level of passion to this next phase of my life as I brought to the field during my years as a player. I can't wait to work with my new teammates, many of whom I've already known for years."

ESPN also released a statement regarding the hiring of Lewis.

"Ray is a tremendous addition to our NFL roster and he will have an immediate impact on our coverage," said John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice president of production. "One of the most accomplished players in NFL history, fans will be drawn to his knowledge, experience and, of course, the passion he always exudes for the game."

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