Ray Lewis may be retiring at the end of the 2012-13 NFL season. But, he won't be out of work for long. Word is that the Ravens linebacker will be signing a multi-year contract with ESPN as soon as the season ends. He'll likely be used as an analyst on "Monday Night Countdown" as well as on other NFL-related ESPN shows.

There's been no official word from ESPN yet about the contract that's reportedly in place. But, seeing as how they're running the story about it on ESPN.com right now, it sounds like it's pretty much a done deal at this point. And, we have to say: It's a great hire for ESPN. We can't wait until it's official.

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[via ESPN]