Tuna in, Eli/Sanchez out at ESPN Radio
ESPN 98.7 announced this week it has added Bill Parcells to its weekly roster of NFL guests. Tuna will be on the menu every Thursday at 4 p.m. on Michael Kay's show.
Also, Joe Namath's often newsmaking apperances with Kay will be expanded to one hour every Monday, starting at 6 p.m.
Rex Ryan will continue as a Kay regular at 5:15 p.m. on Mondays, but two other mainstays of the station won't be appearing this season.
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez simply wasn't interested in doing the job anymore, and Giants quarterback Eli Manning - if he does a weekly spot at all - will do so on WFAN, the Giants' flagship station. (Jets games are carried by ESPN 98.7.)
There still will be active players on the station for weekly visits:: the Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul and Chris Canty and the Jets' Nick Mangold.
The radio gold standard of active local players, Antrel Rolle, will continue to appear on WFAN's midday show this coming season.