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Report: Former Vol Jason Witten to retire, join MNF broadcast team

Witten hangs up the cleats.

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Jason Witten is reportedly set to call it a career after 15 years in the NFL. The former Tennessee Volunteer played his entire career for the Dallas Cowboys. Witten won’t be disappearing, however. He’s going to join the Monday Night Football broadcast booth, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Witten will be forming an interesting combo with Joe Tessitore in the booth for ESPN, replacing Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden.

The former Vol will end his NFL playing career with 12,448 and 68 touchdowns. He made two all-pro teams and 11 pro bowls. Witten spent three seasons (2000-2002) at Tennessee, playing for Phillip Fulmer. Having a former Volunteer in the booth weekly on such a national stage can’t hurt as Jeremy Pruitt tries to revive this football program.

We’ll see if Witten can match Tony Romo’s year one success as a color analyst, who made a very similar move after retiring last year.