Giants' Bob Papa headed to NFL Net

Replaces Bryant Gumbel as play-by-play announcer

NEW YORK -- New York Giants radio play-by-play announcer Bob Papa will move to the TV side, paired with Cris Collinsworth for the NFL Network's primetime games beginning this season.

Papa replaces Bryant Gumbel, who was the play-by-play announcer for the first two seasons of the eight-game telecasts that the NFL Network puts on the field. Gumbel and the NFL Network parted ways last year, though the Emmy-winning Collinsworth will continue to be in the booth.

"Bob has been a fixture in the New York market for many years," said NFL Network chief Steve Bornstein.

It's not Papa's only experience in TV. Not only has he called Giants games on the flagship WFAN-AM in New York, Papa has also been the lead play-by-play voice for NFL Europa games on the NFL Network and he is a boxing announcer for HBO. He'll work for NBC during the Beijing Olympics, his seventh Olympics.