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Ed Reed, Brandon Marshall join 'Inside the NFL' on new Tuesday night

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

Ed Reed joins 'Inside the NFL' in 2014.
Ed Reed joins 'Inside the NFL' in 2014. (USATSI)

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Showtime's Emmy-award winning show 'Inside the NFL' -- cable's longest running series -- is getting a facelift for the 2014 NFL season, as well as a new night.

A completely different cast will be featured in 2014: former Ravens safety and Super Bowl champion Ed Reed, current Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall and CBS Sports' Boomer Esiason join Phil Simms as analysts, with Greg Gumbel stepping in as the new host, Showtime Sports GM Stephen Espinoza and CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus announced Thursday.

"The additions of Greg as host, along with new analysts Boomer, Ed and Brandon, combined with Phil, follow along in the tradition of excellence that fans have come to expect from this show," McManus said. "With Ed just coming off the playing field and Brandon still on it, this show truly brings a unique perspective that is unseen on any other show."

Inside the NFL also switches to Tuesday nights (from Wednesday) with a premiere set for September 2, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Inside the NFL will air every Tuesday through February 4, 2015 with a re-air on NFL Network each Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.

“We've assembled, perhaps, the most dynamic cast in this show's long history,” said Espinoza. “Of course, the program will continue to deliver breath-taking highlights and exclusive features. And now, we are coupling the respected and accomplished personalities of Simms, Boomer and Greg Gumbel with a defensive perspective from Ed Reed and Brandon Marshall's perspective directly from the field.

"We are as excited as ever for the new season."

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