Reports: Hall of Famer Dan Fouts out as color commentator on CBS’ No. 2 NFL team

CBS addressed its top NFL broadcast team of Jim Nantz and Tony Romo by signing Romo to a 10-year, $180 million extension this offseason. 

The network is now addressing its No. 2 team. 

According to multiple reports, CBS is letting go of color commentator Dan Fouts, who has teamed with play-by-play man Ian Eagle for the last several seasons. Fouts, 69, is a pro football Hall of Famer who put together a decorated 15-year career, all with the San Diego Chargers.

After retiring in 1987, Fouts first joined CBS as an analyst. In 2000, he joined ABC's "Monday Night Football" booth alongside Al Michaels and Dennis Miller. He called college games with Keith Jackson for a time and returned to CBS in 2008. 

Former San Diego Chargers quarterback Dan Fouts poses with his Hall of Fame ring during the Hall of Fame Game. (Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)

With the league's new playoff format that will debut this year, CBS picked up an extra game during Wild Card weekend, perhaps influencing the network's decision to move on from Fouts. 

Both the New York Post and Miami Herald reported that CBS was targeting Charles Davis, who is currently the analyst on Fox Sports' No. 2 broadcast alongside Kevin Burkhardt. Internally, per the reports, former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green is also an option. 

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