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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Lynch reunited with Bucs for preseason

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Here's one that was a natural. John Lynch will work as color analyst for Tampa Bay's preseason television broadcasts.

Lynch, who also will serve as an analyst on Fox's regular-season broadcasts, will be paired with Chris Myers in the preseason. Lynch was pretty much a media darling throughout his career, but he didn't exactly leave with warm feelings toward coach Jon Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen. Lynch officially retired as a Buccaneer last year, but Gruden and Allen weren't very active participants in the ceremony. Their firings after the season helped thaw Lynch's relationship with the organization.

A nine-time Pro Bowler, Lynch joined the Bucs in 1993 and spent 11 seasons in Tampa Bay before joining the Denver Broncos.