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Fred McLeod to take over as Detroit Lions preseason play-by-play announcer

Detroit has a new play-by-play announcer for the preseason.

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The Detroit Lions announced on Tuesday morning that their preseason broadcasting crew will have a new member. Fred McLeod will take over the play-by-play calls for the local FOX 2 Detroit broadcast in 2019. McLeod replaces Matt Shepard, who has taken over as the play-by-play announcer for the Detroit Tigers earlier this year.

You may recognize McLeod from his 22 years as the Detroit Pistons’ play-by-play announcer. He also has experience announcing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and working for local TV stations WJBK-FOX 2 and WDIV-Local 4.

Returning to the local broadcasts are color commentator and Lions legend Chris Spielman, along with sideline reporter/DetroitLions.com multimedia journalist Tori Petry.

The Lions’ preseason games will be broadcast on FOX 2 Detroit locally, with the exception of the Lions’ third preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, which will be aired nationally on CBS.

For the full preseason and regular season schedules, click here.

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