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NFL And NFLRA Reach Eight-Year Agreement

After an offseason negotiations bled into the first three regular season games, capped by an embarrassing Monday Night Football game, the NFL and NFLRA have finally reached an agreement.

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Officials Vote And Approve NFLRA deal

Despite the NFL and NFLRA reaching an agreement Wednesday night, early Thursday morning, the officials still had to approve of the deal. If that sounds confusing, think back on the NFLPA deal. Once negotiations reached an agreement and news broke that the players agreed to terms, a vote was still required among the players to approve the deal. Similar situation here.

According to reports officials approved the eight-year deal Saturday morning. Details of the deal that was voted and approved are posted here.


NFL Names Officials for TNF between Ravens/Browns

The NFL has named the officiating crew for tonight’s game in Baltimore between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens.Gene Steratore, beginning his 10th season in the NFL, is the referee and will lead the seven-man crew, which consists of umpire Bill Schuster, head linesman Wayne Mackie, line judge Jeff Seeman, field judge Bob Waggoner, side judge Jimmy DeBell, and back judge Greg Steed. The replay official is Larry Nemmers and the replay assistant Ken Dollar.




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Bill Schuster


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Wayne Mackie


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Jeff Seeman


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Bob Waggoner


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Jimmy DeBell


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Officiating assignments for the remainder of Week 4 will be announced on game day at the sites of the other 14 games.


NFL and NFLRA Release Joint Statement

The NFL and NFL Referees Association released a joint statement Thursday morning following breaking news that an agreement was reached between the two sides.

The NFL and NFLRA are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement tonight on an eight-year collective bargaining agreement, subject to ratification by the NFLRA.

"Our officials will be back on the field starting tomorrow night," Commissioner Roger Goodell said. "We appreciate the commitment of the NFLRA in working through the issues to reach this important agreement."

"Our Board of Directors has unanimously approved taking this proposed CBA to the membership for a ratification vote," said Scott Green, president of the NFLRA. "We are glad to be getting back on the field for this week’s games."


The NFL Announces The Details Of NFLRA Deal

The NFL released a statement Thursday morning announcing the agreement and the details of that agreement.


NFL and NFLRA Reportedly Reach Agreement

Breaking news began surfacing late Thursday night that a deal has been reached between the NFL and the NFL Referees Association.

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