Marv Albert joins CBS NFL roster

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Already in the CBS/TNT mix for the men’s college basketball tournament, Marv Albert will be part of CBS’ NFL coverage this fall, the network announced today.

Albert will stay on as the lead NBA play-by-play man for Thursday night TNT games.

His most recent NFL work was on Westwood One Radio’s Monday Night Football broadcasts, from 2002-2009, with Boomer Esiason. He did the NFL for 19 seasons at NBC (1977-97) with partners Cris Collinsworth, Sam Wyche, Bill Parcells and Paul Maguire.

How does it affect Spero Dedes’ future? The Lakers’ radio play-by-play man is the prime candidate to take over as the lead TV broadcaster, but Dedes has also been working on CBS NFL and college basketball broadcasts. A spot on CBS’ NFL roster opened recently when it did not renew the contract of Gus Johnson.

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