New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Tony Gonzalez may have retired after the2013 season, but the future Hall of Fame tight end will still be part of theNFL as a studio analyst with CBS.
Gonzalez will join the NFL Today for the 2014 season.
"Having just stepped off the playing field, Tony brings a fresh and insightfulperspective," said CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus in a press releaseTuesday. "As a future Hall of Famer, we are excited for him to share hisknowledge, experiences and opinions with our viewers. Tony was one of the mostrespected and hardworking players in the NFL and a tremendous teammate. Welook forward to him bringing these attributes to CBS Sports."
Gonzalez spent his first 12 years with Kansas City and played his final fiveseasons in Atlanta. He has the second-most catches in NFL history with 1,325and holds league marks for tight ends with 15,127 receiving yards and 111touchdowns.
CBS also announced the departures of Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe from thestudio show.
"Dan and Shannon are true Hall of Famers on the field and in front of thecamera," McManus added. "As they pursue other professional opportunities, wethank them for their hard work and dedication and wish them nothing but thebest."
The CBS studio team will now consist of Gonzalez, James Brown, Bill Cowher andBoomer Esiason.