Longtime Detroit Lions radio analyst Jim Brandstatter announced, via his Twitter account, on Tuesday morning that he will no longer be the analyst on Lions radio broadcasts, beginning with the 2018 season.

WJR Radio in Detroit (the flagship station for Detroit Lions radio broadcasts) announced on Tuesday that former Lion Pro Bowl offensive lineman Lomas Brown will replace Brandstatter on the radio broadcasts.

Brown was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1985 out of the University of Florida, and was with the team through he 1995 season.  He also played for the Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (where he won a Super Bowl ring) from 1996-2002.

Brandstatter's tweet:

As the tweet says, Jim has been the radio analyst for the Lions since 1987.  He has been partnered with Frank Beckmann, Mark Champion, and Dan Miller during that time.

Brandstatter will continue to be the play-by-play broadcaster for University of Michigan football this coming season.  He's been in that role since 2015 (alongside Dan Dierdorf) after being the color commentator for U-M football since the early 1980's.

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