Back in stripes: 2019 clinic in Dallas begins today

The NFL offseason continues (offseason? what offseason?) for NFL officials today as they gather in Plano, Texas, 20 miles north of Dallas, for the annual officiating clinic. This weekend's clinic will be the only time that all of the league's 122 officials will be together in one place, allowing for

Officiating crews for the 2019 season

Football Zebras has obtained the officiating crew rosters for the 2019 NFL season. This season, there are six new officials to replace four that retired and one that was fired. There are also three veteran officials designated as swing officials, increasing last season’s bench by one. The swing officials will move

Brad Rogers to fill newest white hat vacancy

Embed from Getty Images Field judge Brad Rogers, who will be entering his third season as an NFL official, has been promoted to the referee position, to replace retiree and three-time Super Bowl official John Parry, who retired on April 1. He will be the third rookie white hat for the

6 officials join the NFL officiating roster for the 2019 season

There are six new names on the officiating roster. Senior vice president Al Riveron announced Wednesday that the league has hired six new officials who will work the upcoming 2019 season. The new hires are Dave Hawkshaw, Patrick Holt, Nate Jones, Terry Killens, Jimmy Russell, and Tripp Sutter. All six

Alliance of American Football: Week 9, 2019

Embed from Getty Images Update: The AAF is suspending football operations as of 5 p.m. ET on April 2. John O'Neill, Reggie Smith, Jeff Heaser, and James Carter are scheduled to be the referees for the penultimate week of the AAF regular season. Follow our live coverage here this weekend during the games,

John Parry to become new ESPN rules analyst

Embed from Getty Images Referee John Parry, who retired from the NFL on Monday, will be ESPN's new rules analyst on Monday Night Football. The network has cut ties with former NFL referee Jeff Triplette. Parry will be replacing Triplette, who only served as the officiating expert on the MNF broadcast team

Alliance of American Football: Week 8, 2019

Embed from Getty Images With only a few weeks to go before the Alliance of American Football postseason beings, Reggie Smith, Brandon Cruse, Jeff Heaser, and Tra Blake will be the referees in the eighth week of the regular season. Follow our live coverage here this weekend during the games, and on

New proposal to add fouls to replay will not fix no-calls

After just over two months of NFL fans, coaches, and players calling for changes to the sphere of plays covered by instant replay, the Competition Committee has proposed making fouls for pass interference, roughing the passer, and hits on a defenseless player subject to review, the first proposal of its

Competition Committee releases 6 proposals for rules changes

The NFL Competition Committee has released their proposed rules in advance of the annual owners meeting that will take place in Phoenix on March 24-27. Similar to some of the proposals submitted by the teams, the Competition Committee has also proposed changes to instant replay, including the review of pass interference,