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Ray Lewis joins ESPN

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Ray Lewis admits he hasn't cleared out his locker at the Baltimore Ravens' facility, but he's joining another team in 2013.

Lewis was hired as an NFL analyst to work on ESPN radio and television programming with appearances at every Monday night game and regular work on other platforms including "Mike and Mike" morning radio and "NFL Live."

"ESPN is such a big part of how fans watch and experience sports, especially the NFL, so I'm excited to join their team," Lewis said in a statement. "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. I can't wait to work with my new teammates, many of whom I've already known for years."

Lewis will also host special segments similar to the Jon Gruden quarterback camp features.

"Ray is a tremendous addition to our NFL roster and he will have an immediate impact on our coverage," ESPN executive vice president of production John Wildhack said. "One of the most accomplished players in NFL history, fans will be drawn to his knowledge, experience and, of course, the passion he always exudes for the game."

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