Tag Archives: NFLRA

NFL getting their stripes in a row for 2014

League has several shoes to fill in the offseason The Super Bowl is fast fading into the rear view mirror and we now enter what is called the “dark period” in regard to NFL officiating.  According to the collective bargaining … Continue reading

Ray Anderson leaving NFL at end of season

NFL executive oversaw officiating department during tenure Ray Anderson, NFL executive vice president of football operations, will leave his position at the end of the 2013 season to “pursue other opportunities” according to a statement from the National Football League. … Continue reading

NFL suspends umpire Ellison for one game

NFL Referees Association denounces Ellison suspension The NFL has suspended umpire Roy Ellison (#81) for one game for a “profane and derogatory” statement to the Washington Redskins’  Trent Williams. According to the NFL report, Ellison is supposed to have referred to … Continue reading

Replay officials sign CBA, worked under deal that expired prior to season

The replay officials are now under collective bargaining agreement through 2020, having worked the first four weeks of the season on an expired deal. Replay officials are on a separate collective bargaining agreement from the on-field officials. Last year, the … Continue reading

Really, again?! Replay officials still negotiating CBA for 2013 season

NFL officials are starting their training camp, but the replay officials are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Continue reading

A word of caution to the NFL Referees Association

The NFL Referees Association and its 121 members are enjoying unprecedented appreciation (video) and good will after agreeing to a new union contract and ending the league imposed lockout.  The fans, players, coaches, and media are looking forward to NFL-caliber officiating … Continue reading


‘REAL’ OFFICIALS RETURN TO FIELD TONIGHT [Check the bottom of this post for the latest updates.] The NFL and the NFL Referees Association have reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement that now begins the process of getting the union officials … Continue reading

NFL-NFLRA talks productive Wed. (liveblog)

Progress is being made in the talks between the NFL and the NFL Referees Association. Since the news is moving fairly swiftly, we are going to update this post with with the latest status of the negotiations. The union referees … Continue reading

Official turns back to potential tinderbox

Week 1: Packers at 49ers There were many controversies between the Packers and 49ers, but one of the more minor disagreements in the game could have erupted into a major fracas partly due to a lack of observation and game … Continue reading

It’s much more than getting call, rules right

All eyes are on the replacement officials as they begin to call games that count.  The NFL has hired replacement officials to call the games after management locked out members of the NFL Referees Association in a labor dispute.  Many … Continue reading