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Play-by-play announcer Larry Michael, who has called Washington football radio broadcasts for the past 16 years, announced Wednesday that he has retired ahead of the 2020 NFL season.

Michael joined the organization in 2004 and is the organization's chief content officer and senior vice president of video and broadcast content.

“After 16 great years my time with the organization is over,” Michael wrote in a statement obtained by ESPN and The Washington Post. “As of today I’ll be retiring from my position with the team. As a lifelong Washingtonian I was blessed to work with a lot of great people.

“I want to thank everyone who contributed over the years. I’m especially grateful to Dan Snyder for giving me the opportunity. On to the next chapter.”

A 12-time Emmy Award winner, Michael is a current host of “Redskins Nation” on NBC Sports Washington. He shared the radio booth with former Washington tight end Chris Cooley for the past seven years; Hall of Famers Sonny Jurgensen and Sam Huff spent stints with him as well.

Michael replaced Frank Herzog in 2004 as lead play-by-play broadcaster and joined the booth with Washington football legends Sonny Jurgensen and  Sam Huff. 

Michael is the third team employee to leave Washington this month after the team fired pro scouting employees Alex Santos and Richard Man II last week.

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