CBS Reveals NFL Announcer Pairings For 2014 Season
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(CBSSports.com) CBS announced Tuesday its announcer pairings for the 2014 NFL season, and there will be some familiar faces along with a few changes.
Here are the official pairings (play-by-play/analyst/sideline reporter):
Jim Nantz/Phil Simms/Tracy Wolfson
Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts
Greg Gumbel/Trent Green
Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon
Spero Dedes/Solomon Wilcots
Andrew Catalon/Steve Beuerlein/Steve Tasker
CBS will also be utilizing network newcomers Jenny Dell and Evan Washburn as sideline reporters on a rotating basis. Wolfson is moving over to the NFL full-time after spending the past 10 seasons as the lead sideline reporter for the SEC on CBS.
Nantz and Simms will be on the call for 14 Thursday night games this year as part of the the NFL’s new deal with CBS. Eight of those 14 games will air on CBS and simulcast on NFL Network. The other six games will be shown on NFL Network only, but Nantz and Simms will still be on the call.
Nantz and Simms will still be on the call for many Sunday games, but they won’t be pulling Thursday/Sunday double duty every week this fall. When Nantz and Simms have a week off, the No. 1 CBS game will go to the new No. 2 pairing of Fouts and Eagle.
Fouts and Eagle have been working together as a tandem at CBS since 2010.
Newcomer Trent Green, who was hired by CBS in April, will be paired with long-time network play-by-play man Greg Gumbel.
James Brown once again will anchor ‘The NFL Today’ from New York. Brown will be joined by veteran analysts Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, along with newcomers Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott. Jason La Canfora will continue to serve as the network’s NFL Insider.