Referee assignments, preseason week 4

Embed from Getty Images The 2017 NFL preseason concludes this week with all games on Thursday that all kick off in the 7:00 hour, local time. There are four officials that will be trying out for the referee position and will head the crews that they will be working on during

Referee assignments, preseason week 3

The preseason is entering its third week and there will be no officiating experimentation on the docket this week. The development program has closed so that those officials can return to their college conferences. All times below are Eastern. Live games on NFL Network will only be telecast on local stations

Referee assignments, preseason week 2

Embed from Getty Images   In the second week of the preseason, the officiating department will continue to experiment with the middle judge, development program officials, and the interleague agreement with Canadian Football League officials. This week will also feature a new white-hat tryout, as back judge Shawn Hochuli will work at

Referee assignments, preseason week 1

The offseason is finally over, and that means the first lineup of NFL preseason games begins this week. The officiating department is not waiting to experiment with their crews, as four games this week will feature an eighth official, four members of the development program will be on the field, and

Carl Cheffers is confirmed as referee for Super Bowl LI

Football Zebras exclusive Carl Cheffers will be the referee heading the Super Bowl LI officiating staff on Feb. 5 in Houston. This was widely suspected, and the assignments were officially given to the crew today. This will be Cheffers' first Super Bowl assignment. Cheffers worked the Divisional Playoff game between the Steelers and Chiefs, and he threw the

Vinovich and McAulay are Conference Championship referees

Football Zebras exclusive Football Zebras has confirmed that Bill Vinovich will be the referee for the NFC Championship game and Terry McAulay will lead the crew in the AFC Championship. Vinovich is on a championship game three-peat, having worked last year's NFC Championship and Super Bowl XLIX the year before. The year before that