Referee assignments, preseason week 2

Embed from Getty Images In the second week of the preseason, the officiating department will begin experimenting with development program officials and the continued interleague agreement with Canadian Football League officials. This week will also feature two new white-hat tryouts, as side judges Scott Novak, pictured above, and Adrian Hill will

No eight-person crew experiments this preseason

For the past several preseasons, the NFL has experimented with eight-person crews. Football Zebras has learned that experiment is on hold this year. Eight-person crews started in the NCAA. In college, the eighth official is the center judge, who lines up in the offensive backfield with the referee. NCAA umpires stay in their

Referee assignments, preseason week 1

The offseason has finally come to an end, and the first week of the NFL preseason is here. Four new white hats-- Alex Kemp, Shawn Hochuli, Shawn Smith, and Clay Martin -- will be taking the field with their new crews this week. Martin is the only one of the four with