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Tasker to be part of three-man booth at CBS

By Alan Pergament

Former Buffalo Bill star Steve Tasker is going to be part of a three-man booth for CBS as part of the network's realignment of announcers for the 2014 National Football League season.

Tasker and fellow analyst Steve Beuerlein will be teaming with play-by-play man Andrew Catalon next season. Catalon worked the Bills game with Jacksonville last season and did a Bills-Cincinnati game a few seasons ago.

CBS listed the trio sixth on its depth chart of announcers.

Bills fans won't have play-by-play man Marv Albert or analyst Dan Dierdorf to kick around anymore.

Dierdorf announced he was retiring last season. Albert, who got his share of Twitter criticism when he called Bills games last season, announced a few weeks ago that he was dropping NFL games from his schedule to concentrate on pro and college basketball.

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms remain CBS' No.1 team. With Dierdorf retired, Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts become CBS' No.2 team. CBS said they will also do some top games when Nantz and Simms are unavailable.

CBS other teams include Greg Gumbel and newcomer Trent Green, Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon, and Spiro Dedes and Solomon Wilcots.

CBS also announced that Brian Anderson and Tom McCarthy will do play-by-play on some games and Chris Simms -- Phil's son -- and Adam Archuleta will be analysts on some games.

If the Bills don't start the season well, WNYers can expect to see the newcomers on occasion.


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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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