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NFL | Possible Shakeups on CBS NFL Telecasts

Rudy Martzke, of USAToday.com, reports that Greg Gumbel and Jim Nantz will switch roles on CBS' NFL telecasts during the 2004 season. According to former colleague Deion Sanders, Nantz will replace Gumbel as the play-by-play announcer on the network's No. 1 team on NFL games, where he will join analyst Phil Simms. Meanwhile, Gumbel will become anchor of The NFL Today studio show, joining analysts Boomer Esiason, Dan Marino, and Shannon Sharpe. Former ABC Monday Night Football sideline reporter Lesley Visser will take over the reporter role on the Nantz-Simms team. Armen Keteyian, who served as the sideline reporter with the Gumbel and Simms, will move to CBS' No. 2 announcing team with Dick Enberg and Dan Dierdorf. Bonnie Bernstein will replace Visser on The NFL Today delivering weekly features. CBS Sports President Sean McManus said, "I'm not in a position to confirm anything but we are planning an announcement that will be very beneficial to all our NFL viewers." Sanders said an announcement could be made on Monday, June 21.

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