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Preseason

Was Rodgers-Cromartie hard hit a flag test?

Steelers at Eagles 1st Qtr | 1:12 | Steelers 3-0 | Steelers ball | 3rd & 16 @ PIT 24 | video Eagles safety Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will obviously be the first player lined up to pay at the NFL disciplinary fine window. In the first quarter, Rodgers-Cromartie laid a hit on Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich…

Referee temps have ’01 scab experience

Crossing the proverbial picket line is familiar to some of this year’s replacement officials. That’s because the NFL has found somebody that they used to know. Eleven years ago, when the NFL Referees Association went on strike, the league hired replacement officials, who served in the preseason and Week 1 of the 2001 regular season.…