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Tony Romo will reportedly sign with CBS, replace Phil Simms

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Tony Romo has decided to close the book on his football career, but that does not mean he will be far from the game in 2017.

John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that Romo and CBS have reached a verbal agreement for the former quarterback to join the network next season. Romo will likely replace Phil Simms and call games alongside Jim Nantz.

Romo is also an avid golfer, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media says the possibility of working some golf broadcasts with CBS was appealing to the 36-year-old.

Ourand added that CBS outbid FOX to land Romo. One potential issue could be that Romo reportedly does not want to call both Sunday games and “Thursday Night Football,” and the NFL has been insistent in the past that CBS put its top broadcasting team on the Thursday night games.

While Romo appears set to land in the booth in the immediate future, there have been some rumblings that his playing career may not be completely over. Any contract he signs with CBS or another network would likely include a clause that would allow him to return to playing.


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