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NFL news: Louis Riddick reportedly new ESPN ‘Monday Night Football’ analyst

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The former safety continues Raiders’ tradition on ESPN Monday nights

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There will be some Raiders’ flavor in the Monday Night Football booth this season.

According to multiple reports, ESPN will have a new primary broadcasting team for MNF and Louis Riddick will be an analyst, joining play-by-play announcer Steve Levy and fellow analyst Brian Griese.

Riddick has been a well-respected ESPN studio analyst for years after he ended a career as a front office executive with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington football team. The safety ended his playing career with the Raiders in 1998, having played for five NFL teams spanning seven seasons.

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While Riddick didn’t make a huge impact with the Raiders, he still has plenty of pride in the whole “once a Raider, always a a Raider” mantra. He recently displayed his new piece of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Riddick will get to visit Las Vegas in Week 2 when the Raiders host the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 21 in the first event at Allegiant Stadium.

Riddick follows in the footsteps of Raiders John Madden and Jon Gruden (and don’t forget Jason Witten) as Monday Night Football analysts.

What are your thoughts on Riddick being part of the new MNF broadcast team? I like it. Riddick is sharp, honest and knowledgeable. He may not be flashy, but we will learn things on Monday nights again.