ESPN names new “Monday Night Football” announcing team

Three new voices will work ESPN’s Monday night games this season: play-by-play announcer Joe Tessitore, analysts Jason Witten and Booger McFarland. Tessitore replaces Sean McDonough, who will return to doing college football.

The group will make its regular-season debut on September 10th with a familiar face on the sideline. Jon Gruden, who formerly was the analyst, will begin his second stint as head coach of the Oakland Raiders when he leads his team against the Los Angeles Rams in the late game of the season-opening doubleheader at 10:15 pm Eastern time.

The early contest will feature the New York Jets against the Detroit Lions at 7:10 pm Eastern with the ESPN broadcast team for that game to be announced at a later date.