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ESPN announced it has signed Ray Lewis as an analyst for its Monday and Sunday night pregame shows.

Via ESPN.com:

The linebacker, who retired after 17 seasons, will appear on “Monday Night Countdown,” “Sunday NFL Countdown” and “SportsCenter.”

He also will travel to the site of each week’s “Monday Night Football” game, where he will offer analysis for ESPN’s shows and have a weekly segment on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning.”

“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 in a statement. “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.”