Beth Mowins will become the first woman to call NFL play-by-play for CBS.

Mowins will team with former NFL kicker Jay Feely for her debut on Sept. 24 when Cleveland plays at Indianapolis. The network released its announcer pairings Tuesday.

Mowins will start the season calling a Monday night NFL game between the Chargers and Broncos for ESPN. She will be the second woman to call play-by-play for an NFL regular-season game and first since NBC's Gayle Sierens in 1987.

Mowins has called college football for ESPN since 2005 and done play-by-play locally on preseason Raiders games.

Former Dallas quarterback Tony Romo will make his CBS debut on the network's No. 1 team with Jim Nantz by calling Oakland-Tennessee on the first Sunday of the season.

Lions' Hyder on IR

Detroit put defensive end Kerry Hyder on injured reserve after he hurt his Achilles' tendon in Sunday's preseason game at Indianapolis.

Coach Jim Caldwell said after that game that the injury looked "significant" but the Lions hadn't made an official announcement on any change in Hyder's status until Tuesday. Detroit also put running back Mike James on IR because of concussion problems and waived guard Matt Rotheram.

Hyder led the Lions with eight sacks last season after having played only one NFL game previously.


• The NFL Players Association has appealed Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over the league's conclusion that its 2016 rushing leader injured his former girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer. The union said it will represent Elliott "to ensure that the NFL is held to its obligation of adhering to principles of industrial due process under the collective bargaining agreement."

• Philadelphia released Ryan Mathews after the former Pro Bowl running back was cleared to return to football activities after neck surgery. The move was expected and saves the Eagles $4 million under the salary cap.

• Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman is likely to be out for at least two months after injuring his left ankle in the preseason opener.

• Carolina signed veteran linebacker Thomas Davis to a one-year contract extension, keeping him through 2018.