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FOX reportedly interested in Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen for XFL commentary gig

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Things are really shaping up for the XFL ahead of the kick off of their inaugural season in 2020. Earlier this month, it was reported that FOX and ESPN have settled on their broadcast teams for XFL broadcasts.

ESPN’s broadcast team will consist of Steve Levy, Dan Orlovsky, and Pat McAfee. The FOX team is made up of Curt Menefee and Joel Klatt. Menefee shared his excitement for the new ventrue on Twitter earlier today.

It looks like FOX would like to add a current NFL player’s voice to their XFL broadcast team as well. Over the weekend, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen took part in commentary duties for the New York Giants vs. Arizona Cardinals game on FOX. Olsen was able to do this since he and the Panthers were on their bye week.

Olsen provided color commentary while Kenny Albert took over play-by-play duties. According to a report from Andrew Marchand of The New York Post, Olsen’s future with FOX could include being part of the broadcast team for XFL games.

Should Olsen decide to retire from the NFL, this would provide him with some good experience en-route to calling NFL games for FOX, which has worked out well for former players such as Tony Romo over on CBS. The report notes FOX and Olsen have not begun discussions on XFL commentating yet, but those are expected to take place soon.



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