Recently retired tight end Tony Gonzalez will join "The NFL Today" pregame show beginning in 2014, and CBS also announced it has parted ways with Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe.
The new cast of the show will be James Brown, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Gonzalez.
"Having just stepped off the playing field, Tony brings a fresh and insightful perspective," CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said in a statement Tuesday. "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."
Longtime analysts and Hall of Famers Marino and Sharpe are departing the Sunday pregame show.
"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," McManus said. "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."
Gonzalez was the first-round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1997. He played in Kansas City for 11 years, then played five more years for the Atlanta Falcons. Although he initially said he would retire after the 2012 season, he returned for 2013.
Gonzalez leaves the NFL as the league's all-time leader in touchdowns (111) and yards (15,127) by a tight end. Gonzalez also holds the NFL's record for consecutive starts (120) and Pro-Bowl appearances (14) by a tight end, and is second overall among all players in receptions with 1,325.