Ray Lewis hired as ESPN NFL studio analyst

    2013-03-13 11:21

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - 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.''