Longtime NFL referee Gene Steratore is retiring, according to senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron, and reportedly plans to join CBS as the network's new rules analyst.
Steratore spent the last 15 seasons as an official after joining the league in 2003 as a field judge. He was promoted to referee in 2006 and worked 12 playoff games, including the Philadelphia Eagles' 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52.
Mike Carey served as the rules analyst for CBS during the 2015 season, but the network opted not to retain him following a turbulent trial run.
Steratore is the third NFL official to retire this offseason in pursuit of a broadcasting job.
Filipe reported Wednesday that Jeff Triplette will join ESPN as its new rules analyst for Monday Night Football, while Terry McAulay is expected to join NBC in the same capacity for its Sunday Night Football broadcasts, according to ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert.
Referee Ed Hochuli, who had been with the NFL since 1990, also retired earlier this year and will now serve as a consultant with the league office.