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From the Hart: Light joins ESPN


Not surprisingly it didn't take recently-retired Patriots Pro Bowl left Matt Light long to find his next gig.

Light has signed on as an analyst with ESPN, where he'll contribute to the network's various shows including NFL Live, NFL32, SportsCenter as well as Sunday NFL Countdown.

In an ESPN release announcing the hire, Light had a comment that displayed his usual sense of humor.

"I'm really looking forward to joining the ESPN family and getting a chance to see the game from a different side. I'm obviously depending heavily on my rugged good looks and ability to avoid run-on sentences to succeed in this new role."

Light was always a humorous, witty and intelligent interview in his time as a player and should immediately become an intriguing voice as an analyst. Of course it will be interesting to see if he is willing to criticize his former team, coach and teammates.

Patriots fans will certainly get their fill of former players on TV this fall, with Light joining the ranks of Rodney Harrison (NBC), Tedy Bruschi (ESPN), Willie McGinest (NFL Network), Heath Evans (NFL Network) and others.

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