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Damien Woody Is The Latest ESPN NFL Hire

Former NFL offensive lineman Damien Woody is the latest to join ESPN as an NFL analyst.

The 12-year veteran, who announced his retirement from the league Friday, will appear on SportsCenter, NFL Live, First Take and ESPNEWS.

“I’m grateful for all the support over the years from my family, my fans, and the league,” said Woody. “I’m excited to start the next phase of my career, moving from the NFL family to the ESPN family, and I feel blessed to continue to be a part of the game of football.”

Woody will make his ESPN debut next month.

Earlier this week, ESPN hired former coach Eric Mangini and ex-defensive end Hugh Douglas.

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ABC's Sunday Showcase Scores In The Ratings

Sunday’s Boston vs. Los Angeles game on ABC earned a 5.0 overnight rating, a tie (Los Angeles-Cleveland in 2009) for the highest-rated, non-Christmas Day, NBA regular-season game ever on the network.

Ratings were up 14 percent compared to last season’s Celtics-Lakers matchup. Locally, the game delivered a 10.3 metered market rating in Boston, the highest-rated, non-Christmas Day, NBA regular-season game ever on ABC. In Los Angeles, their 11.1 rating was the second highest-rated, non-Christmas day, NBA regular-season game on ABC.

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