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Preseason referee assignments, Week 3

The list of the NFL replacement officials for the third preseason week is available after the jump.


All times are EDT and are 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Positions are listed in order: referee, umpire, head linesman, line judge, field judge, side judge, and back judge.

The relative positions of the officials on the field. The first-down chains are at the top sideline, the single yard-to-gain and the drive-start stakes at the bottom sideline. The chain crew switches sidelines at halftime, as do the four sideline officials.

Thursday, Aug. 23

  • Packers at Bengals, 7 p.m.: Paul Layne (R), Lemual Hawkins (U), Mike Peek (HL), John Vachon (LJ), Corey Hendley (SJ), Greg Hay (BJ), Gerald Wright (alternate).
  • Jaguars at Ravens, 7:30 p.m.: Jim Winterberg (R), Bob Shoulders (U), Greg Maxwell (HL), Joshua Thurow (LJ), Thaddious Foster (FJ), Brian Stropolo (SJ), Larry Babcock (BJ), Steve Sadowski (alt).
  • Cardinals at Titans (ESPN): Robert Dalton (R), David Clisham (U), Noel Strickland (HL), Anthony Stroman (LJ), Raymond Dobson (FJ), Regan Foster (SJ), Tom Wohlleber (BJ), Thomas Gibson (alt).

Friday, Aug. 17

  • Eagles at Browns, 7:30 p.m.: David Scott (R), Rick Shavensky (U), Ronald Castrovinci (HL), Rondell Taylor (LJ), Brad Hudspeth (FJ), Timothy Griffin (SJ), Craig Burd (BJ), Michael Wilmoth (alt).
  • Falcons at Dolphins, 7:30 p.m.: Jerry Frump (R), Lamont Mahone (U), Jerome King (HL), Charles Derrick, Jr. (LJ), Tony Robinson (FJ), Randall Beesley (SJ), Larry Orrico (BJ), George Trout (alt).
  • Patriots at Buccaneers, 7:30 p.m.: Mike Shepherd (R), Tim Keese (U), Tom Falcinetti (HL), George Shinkan (LJ), Henry Zaborniak (FJ), Greg Sweeney (SJ), Mark Kelsay (BJ), Guy Trawick (alt).
  • Bears at Giants (CBS): David White (R), Richard Shackelford (U), Ed Schmid (HL), Alvin Thomas (LJ), Keith Norman (FJ), Barry Wilson (SJ), Peter Shafer (BJ), Glen Bamlet (alt).
  • Chargers at Vikings: Wayne Elliot (R), Randy Tabler (U), Kevin Stephenson (HL), Joe Clark (LJ), Richard Simmons (FJ), Lance Easley (SJ), Derrick Rhone-Dunn (BJ), Aaron Schrein (alt).
  • Seahawks at Chiefs: Craig Ochoa (R), McKinney Griffin (U), David Bernier (HL), Larry Skarpa (LJ), John O’Brien (FJ), Jeffrey Garvin (SJ), Randy Weissenhofer (BJ), Michael Bell (alt).

Saturday, Aug. 25

  • Colts at Redskins, 4 p.m. (NFL Net): Jerry Hughes (R), John Petrone (U), Thurman Hardison (HL), Perry Hudspeth (LJ), Jeff Hopf (FJ), Martin Peters (SJ), Michael Malito (BJ), Tony Brasuell (alt).
  • Steelers at Bills , 7 p.m.: Bobby Jackson (R), Hugh Douglass (U), Mark Andrew (HL), Jeffrey Taylor (LJ), Steve Stone (FJ), Kent Intagliata (SJ), Jeff Corley (BJ), Jim Core (alt).
  • Lions at Raiders, 7 p.m.: Kent Roan (R), Tim Morris (U), Kevin Akin (HL), Eric Hoffman (LJ), Brian Burkhart (FJ), Dwayne Strozier (SJ), Michael Varner (BJ), Bill Etzler (alt).
  • Texans at Saints (CBS): Jerome King (R), Jeff Otterby (U), Curtis Adams (HL), Greg Nowak (LJ), Derra Ramsey (FJ), Kevin Peloquin (SJ), William Theodore (BJ), Robert Frazer (alt).
  • Rams at Cowboys: Donovan Briggans (R), Dennis Angel (U), Lynn Lawhon (HL), Shannon Eastin (LJ), Larry Farina (FJ), Paul Caldera (SJ), Mike Fischer (BJ), Bob Powell (alt).

Sunday, Aug. 26

  • 49ers at Broncos, 4 p.m. (Fox): Bruce Hermansen (R), Ali Shetula (U), Rodney Russell (HL), Victor Pettus (LJ), Rusty Spindel (FJ), Jeff Sadorus (SJ), Mark Wetzel (BJ), Dave Hale (alt).
  • Panthers at Jets (NBC): Richard “Matt” Nicks (R), Darin Stiers (U), Tom Keeling (HL), Tony Foster (LJ), Arthur Cook (FJ), Craig Patrick (SJ), Chris Atterberry (BJ), Mike Hannon (alt).
Ben Austro
Ben Austro
Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)

2 thoughts on “Preseason referee assignments, Week 3

  1. Despite other baggage that Farina brings, this call is not one of them. The NCAA made it a point of emphasis prior to the season about pre-score celebrations. There was no nuance in there about how you presented yourself, just that the penalty would be a live-ball spot foul, and negate any score on the play.

    He made the difficult, painful, and correct call in that situation.

    Now as to his sudden availability for the NFL this year, that is another story.

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