BOSTON (CBS) –  Scott Zolak has been named color commentator for the New England Patriots Radio Network on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

In his new role, which was announced Wednesday, Zolak will join longtime play-by-play announcer Gil Santos to provide in-depth game analysis and complete play-by-play detail of every Patriots game.

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Zolak replaces Gino Cappelletti, who retired last month.

“Scott’s vast knowledge of football and his long relationship with the team make him the obvious choice for this position,” Mike Thomas, Vice President of Programming for CBS Radio Boston, said in a statement.

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Zolak previously worked as the sideline reporter during the radio broadcasts, in addition to co-hosting the “Gresh & Zo” show on 98.5 The Sports Hub and contributing to “Patriots All Access,” “Patriots Game Day” and “Patriots 5th Quarter” on WBZ-TV.

A former NFL quarterback, Zolak played in 55 games, all but one of which was for the Patriots.

“It is with great pride and gratitude that I have been given the opportunity by 98.5 The Sports Hub and the Patriots organization to continue the tradition established by the great Gino Cappelletti to be the color commentator for the defending AFC Champion New England Patriots,” Zolak said in a statement.

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“I am beyond looking forward to sitting in next to the legend Gil Santos as I make this transition from the sideline to the booth.”