NFL On ESPN Shake-Up: Ray Lewis, Cris Carter Out; Randy Moss On His Way In?


The NFL on the so-called worldwide leader in sports is going to look a lot different in 2016.

ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” lead commentator Mike Tirico jumped ship to join NBC and will be officially replaced by Sean McDonough. That’s far from the only personnel change in Bristol, though.

The Big Lead reported Monday that both Ray Lewis and Cris Carter are out, and legendary wide receiver Randy Moss reportedly will join the network, according to The Big Lead. Additionally, The Big Lead reported that Mike Ditka will no longer be seen on “NFL Countdown,” while the recently retired Matt Hasselbeck and Charles Woodson will join the network.

Carter joined ESPN in 2008 and was seen on multiple shows, including “Sunday NFL Countdown” and “Monday Night Countdown.” The lowpoint in Carter’s ESPN tenure came last August when he was in hot water for telling NFL rookies at the 2014 rookie symposium that they should get a “fall guy” for if and when they get in trouble.

ESPN hired Lewis in 2013, with the former Baltimore Ravens linebacker appearing primarily on “Monday Night Countdown.”

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