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Max Kellerman moving from ESPN’s ‘First Take’ to morning radio show with Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams

Max Kellerman’s departure from “First Take” is official.

Kellerman sat opposite Stephen A. Smith on the two-hour debate show for five years, but ESPN announced Tuesday that Kellerman is leaving the show to join the morning radio program.

Front Office Sports first reported Kellerman’s potential move last week.

Alongside ex-NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson and former basketball star Jay Williams, Kellerman will replace Zubin Mehenti, who has been absent for an extended period due to a medical issue. Mehenti will return to “SportsCenter” anchoring duties upon his return.

Kellerman will also be hosting “a new ESPN television series (more details to follow),” ESPN said in a release. The company also said plans on First Take’s updated format will be revealed “soon.” Kellerman’s weekly boxing show on ESPN2 will continue.

Max Kellerman attends the 2021 Sports Humanitarian Awards on July 12, 2021 in New York City.

Max Kellerman attends the 2021 Sports Humanitarian Awards on July 12, 2021 in New York City.

With Kellerman’s two-hour radio slot

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Sports Media World Reacts To Kenny Mayne’s Final Show

Kenny Mayne on ESPN.

Kenny Mayne on ESPN.

Kenny Mayne hosted his final SportsCenter show on ESPN on Monday night.

The longtime ESPN host, who has been with the network for decades, announced earlier this month that he was leaving. Mayne was reportedly offered a significant pay decrease to stay with the company, though he opted to pursue other options.

“I’m not asking anyone to feel sorry for me. It’s my choice to stay or not stay,” Mayne told The Athletic. “It was still a good amount of money in the real world. I’m not trying to frame this as woe for me. Nothing like that. I just think I can do better elsewhere.”

Monday night, Mayne hosted a star-studded final SportsCenter. The highlight of the show was Mayne’s interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

That quote wasn’t the best part of the interview, though. This part was:

That is

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Kenny Mayne Reveals Guests For Last ESPN Show

Kenny Mayne on ESPN.

Kenny Mayne on ESPN.

After almost three decades at ESPN, Kenny Mayne is going out with a bang. The longtime host and SportsCenter anchor will sign off the air next week.

On Tuesday, Mayne announced the official guest list for his final SportsCenter, and it is a loaded one. Former Super Bowl champion running back Marshawn Lynch will be dropping by, along with three-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, four-time WNBA champion and Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird and NBA sixth-man extraordinaire Jamal Crawford.

“Viewer discretion is advised,” Mayne said for the episode, which will air at 11 a.m. ET on May 24.

Last week, Mayne announced he was leaving ESPN after working at the company since 1994. The reason for the departure was financially-related, he revealed.

“I’m not asking anyone to feel sorry for me. It’s my choice to stay or not stay,” Mayne told The Athletic’s

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What Brian Flores told Kyle Pitts after UF ‘unicorn’ put on a show at his pro day

Some significant bits of information emerged from the University of Florida’s star-studded Pro Day:

Tight end Kyle Pitts is built like a pass rusher, runs like an X receiver and has arms like Inspector Gadget.

And if he slips to the Miami Dolphins at No. 6 — which is far from certain — general manager Chris Grier and coach Brian Flores would have serious interest in taking him.

Flores made the four-hour trip to Gainesville to get a close look at Pitts, the 6-5, 245-pound tight end who clocked a 4.44-second 40-yard dash Wednesday.

And before Pitts slipped inside after a great day of work, Flores sought him out.

“Me and him did talk,” Pitts told reporters on a Zoom call. “We talked for a little bit. He said we’ll get back on the phone this week. I feel like I did pretty well performing. He said I was doing

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