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CBS Sports adds former NFL official Mike Carey to broadcast team

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com

After 24 years as an NFL official, Mike Carey joins CBS Sports. (USATSI)
After 24 years as an NFL official, Mike Carey joins CBS Sports. (USATSI)

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CBS Sports has added former NFL official Mike Carey to its broadcast team for Thursday Night Football, which airs on CBS and NFL Network, Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports and Executive Producer, The NFL on CBS announced in a statement Tuesday. Carey will also contribute to The NFL on CBS coverage on Sundays during the NFL season.

Carey's duties, via the statement, will be to provide rules analysis, interpretation and explanations on Thursday nights from the game site, as well as NFL Network's studio in Culver City, Calif., and on Sundays from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.

"So many times throughout the years of watching Mike officiate, I often thought it would be great to have him someday work for CBS explaining the calls on the field," McManus said. "We're excited that this has now come to fruition. He will be a great complement to our Thursday Night Football and Sunday afternoon coverage."

Carey spent 24 years as an official, including 19 as a referee. He was only the second African American referee in NFL history, and the first to referee a Super Bowl (Super Bowl XLII; Patriots-Giants in February 2008).

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