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Gonzalez in, Marino, Sharpe out as CBS' 'The NFL Today' gets makeover

CBS has added a new face to "The NFL Today" while subtracting two others.

Former Kansas City and Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez is the new studio analyst. Let go were Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe.

“Having just stepped off the playing field, Tony brings a fresh and insightful perspective,” said CBS Sports president Sean McManus in a statement. "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.”

Gonzalez will join James Brown, Bill Cowher and Boomer Esiason on "The NFL Today." He will also contribute to CBS Sports Network's "That Other Pregame Show" and Showtime's "Inside the NFL."

As for the departure of Marino and Sharpe, McManus said, "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. 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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