Ray Lewis hired as NFL analyst

Associated Press  |  Last updated March 13, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 16: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens spits in the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Lucas Oli Stadium on January 16, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Ravens 20-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Ray Lewis will keep on talking now that his playing career is over. ESPN officially announced Wednesday that the two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year will be joining the network as a studio analyst. The 37-year-old Lewis revealed in January that he would retire after 17 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, and the fearsome linebacker went out with a Super Bowl title. Lewis will travel to the site of each week's ''Monday Night Football'' matchup to take part in pregame and postgame coverage. He will also appear on ''Sunday NFL Countdown'' and ESPN Radio. Lewis says ''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.''
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