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Brad Allen: ‘a double rookie’ at clinic

AP reporter Stephen Hawkins speaks to first-year NFL official Brad Allen, who is the first official in 50 years to work the referee position in his first NFL season.

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Umpire position incubator for future NFL crew chiefs?

We know the NFL officiating roster for 2014.  The names have been announced, but one position assignment caught my attention.  Brad Allen, a collegiate referee and who worked the 2013 NFL preseason as a back judge in the advanced training program, will work his rookie season as an umpire.  Could this be the new way the NFL…