Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland out at ‘Monday Night Football’, per reports

Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland are out at “Monday Night Football.”

The pair had been part of ESPN’s “MNF” broadcast team the past two seasons but have been told they will not return, according to two news reports.

The move was first reported by The Athletic, which reported their successors will be hired internally, but that no decision has been made yet.

The New York Post reported that Steve Levy on play-by-play and analysts Dan Orlovsky, Louis Riddick and/or Brian Griese are the favorites as their replacements.

ESPN, which named Phil Dean as its new producer for “Monday Night Football” on April 30, recently tried to lure Tony Romo away from CBS and made another run at Peyton Manning.

The New York Post reported that Tessitore and McFarland are expected to remain with ESPN in other roles.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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