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The Newsroom Casts Terry Crews of The Expendables

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 02: Actor Terry Crews attends the 10th Annual Gridiron Glamour benefiting the HollyRod Foundation and SARRC held at Hotel Indigo on February 2, 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for HollyRod Foundation)

Former NFL player, Expendables star, and explosive Old Spice guy Terry Crews is coming to HBO's The Newsroom"He plays a bodyguard — and unofficial life coach — for Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels)," EW reports. The gigantic and intimidating Crews will begin contributing to Aaron Sorkin's latest universe on July 29, the sixth installment, and appear in five episodes total.

Photo: Michael Buckner/2008 Getty Images