The sports host’s comments come days after ESPN laid off several analysts.
Steele apologized for her comments on Tuesday.
The move comes a little over a month after her leaked comments about Taylor were made public.
“An agreement on a contract extension could not be reached,” the two sides said in a statement.
“I’ve taken some punches but that just means I’m still in the fight,” Taylor says.
Nichols will continue to host ‘The Jump’ on the sports network.
Nichols previously said Maria Taylor was named host of ESPN’s NBA Finals coverage because she is Black.
In a leaked phone call, Nichols disparaged Maria Taylor who is Black.
Custer will also serve as a play-by-play commentator for college football and basketball at the network.
The ex-NBA analyst responded with a statement saying “Big things coming soon, stay tuned.”