Michael Strahan expected to join "Good Morning America"

Michael Strahan attends the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014, in Hollywood, Calif.
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Michael Strahan will soon play another gig.

The ex-football star and TV talk show host is expected to join ABC's "Good Morning America."

A person with knowledge of the negotiations who requested anonymity because the deal hasn't been completed said Tuesday that Strahan will work semi-regularly during the show's first hour. Strahan continues as host of the daytime talker "Live! with Kelly and Michael."

The top-rated morning news show has lost two male cast members in the past four months: Sam Champion to The Weather Channel and Josh Elliott to NBC Sports, the latter in a deal expected to be formally announced Wednesday. Talks with Strahan reportedly predate Elliott's departure, announced on Sunday.

Strahan would join cast members George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, Amy Robach, Lara Spencer and weather forecaster Ginger Zee.

Strahan, 42, played for the New York Giants from 1993-2007.