Gruden re-signs with ESPN to call games through 2016

BRISTOL, Conn. -- Jon Gruden agreed to a new contract with ESPN that keeps him in television -- and out of coaching -- for the next five years.

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Gruden, 48, won the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the 2002 season and has been a popular name in coaching rumors since joining "Monday Night Football" in 2009. But the network said Monday he had a new deal for 2012 to 2016.

Gruden has teamed with play-by-play commentator Mike Tirico and analyst Ron Jaworski, earning two Sports Emmy Award nominations.

Gruden coached the Oakland Raiders from 1998 to 2001 and the Bucs from 2002 to 2008. He went 100-85 with five division titles.

"Jon is a rare individual who has been successful at everything he has done, going from one of the youngest coaches to win a Super Bowl to reinventing himself with this new broadcasting career in his 40s," said his agent, Bob LaMonte.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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