Week 17 photo gallery, 2016

Every once in awhile, the officials get into the photographers frame during a play. Here are photos of officials from Week 17, courtesy of game photographers and Getty Images. From team photographers (click on a photo to begin gallery):   From Getty Images (click on a photo to begin gallery): Embed from Getty Images Embed

LJ Tony Veteri and HL John McGrath retire

Tony Veteri Tony Veteri has retired from the NFL. This was Veteri's 25th season in the NFL, although it was cut short to injury. Veteri has been out since Week 9. Veteri's father, the late Tony Veteri Sr., worked 23 pro football seasons--first in the AFL and then the NFL as a

Sarah Thomas recovering from broken wrist

Embed from Getty Images   Line judge Sarah Thomas is recovering from a broken wrist sustained in a Week 16 collision (video) at Lambeau Field between the Packers and Vikings, Football Zebras sources have confirmed. The Vikings receiver came back on a passing route. The receiver caught the ball and was immediately contacted by the

Week 16 photo gallery, 2016

Every once in awhile during a game, the officials get into the photographers shot. Here are some photos of officials in action courtesy of team photographers and Getty Images. From team photographers (click on a photo go begin a gallery): From Getty Images (click on a photo go begin the gallery): Embed from

Week 15 photo album, 2016

Every once in awhile the officials get into the photographers' frame during game action. Here are some photos of officials in Week 15 courtesy of team photographers and Getty Images. From team photographers (click on a photo to begin the gallery): Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from

Concentration is key to avoiding wrong-way flags and other errors

Detroit Lions fans were aghast and pundits hooted at Jeff Triplette's crew during Week 14 as umpire Shawn Smith called an illegal hands to the face foul. The foul was there, but Smith called it on the wrong team. The Bears were guilty of the infraction, but Smith called it

Week 14 photo gallery, 2016

Every week the game officials appear in the frame during games. Here are photos of game officials courtesy of game photographers and Getty Images. Photos from game photographers (click on photo to begin the gallery): From Getty Images (click on photo to begin gallery): Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty

Week 13 photo album, 2016

Every once in awhile the third team gets into the photographer's frame. Here are some photos of NFL officials in action courtesy of team photographers and Getty Images. From team photographers (click on photo to begin gallery): From Getty Images (click on photo to begin gallery): Embed from Getty Images  

Week 12 photo gallery, 2016

Some times during a game the officials get into the shot during a play. Here are some photos of various officials courtesy of team photographers and Getty Images. From team photographers (click on a photo to begin the gallery): From Getty Images (click on a photo to begin gallery): Embed from Getty Images Embed

Week 11 photo album, 2016

Every week the officials happen to get into the frame of game action photos. Here are some photos of officials courtesy of team photographers and Getty Images. From team photographers (click on individual photo to begin gallery): From Getty Images (click on photo to begin gallery): Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed