Former Denver Bronco Shannon Sharpe leaving NFL TODAY on CBS

Dan Marino out too; Tony Gonzalez is new analyst

Former Denver Bronco Shannon Sharpe announced Tuesday that he will not be returning to NFL Today on CBS next season.

"I will not be a part of the Nfl today (sic) on CBS this fall. Although sadden (sic) and disappointed, I'm grateful of 10 yrs I was," Sharpe tweeted at 10:30 a.m.

Sharpe followed up with, "I'll find a new platform to share my passion, love and opinions on NFL/NFL related topics. I leave gr8 friends behind. You're in good hands."

Sharpe, 45, is a retired tight end who won NFL Championships with both the Broncos and Baltimore Ravens.

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 6, 2011 and holds the distinction of being the first tight end ever to amass over 10,000 receiving yards.

Sharpe was also named a member of the NFL's first team All-Decade team of the 1990s.

Sharpe isn't the only one leaving the show. Dan Marino will not be returning either, according to Gregg Doyel with CBS.

"Former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez joins CBS Sports as an analyst for the CBS Television Network’s NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY," Sean McManus, Chairman of CBS Sports announced Tuesday.

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