Tag Archives: officials injured

R Ron Winter retires after 19 seasons

Referee Ron Winter is retiring after 19 seasons in the NFL. Continue reading

Week 1 referee assignments

Ron Winter will have his crew on the first game of the Monday night doubleheader. Terry McAulay has the week off. Gene Steratore is confirmed for this game, after missing the entire preseason due to surgery on his Achilles tendon. … Continue reading

Week 11 referee assignments

This week, Walt Coleman, Scott Green and Alberto Riveron are off. Mike Carey is also off, but the rest of his crew is working with Bill Vinovich. We have confirmed that there are two injury substitutions to report this week: Head … Continue reading

HL Hayward injured in Bills-Patriots game

  Head linesman George Hayward had to leave Sunday’s Bills-Patriots game with an injury near the end of the third quarter. We asked the league when our own Mark Schultz noticed that one official was missing in one of the … Continue reading

Blakeman crew cool under chaos

Week 13: Lions at Saints Clete Blakeman’s crew officiated a game that could have easily become uncontrollable at any moment. It didn’t help that they were shorthanded. Umpire Garth DeFelice left the game midway through the first quarter with a … Continue reading

R Scott Green sidelined with injury

EXCLUSIVE Zebra Blog has learned that referee Scott Green has been on leave the past two weeks with an injury. Gene Steratore substituted for Green in Week 11 and Jeff Triplette will head Green’s crew today. A league source has … Continue reading

Week 1 open forum, assignments

We’re back. If you see a call from Week 1 that deserves our attention, add it to the comments section of this post. Referee assignments are after the jump. Quick calls Steelers at Ravens | 1st quarter | 2:47 remaining … Continue reading

35 years ago: No OPI on Hail Mary pass, official knocked out cold by flying bottle

Dec. 28, 1975 NFC Divisional Playoff: Cowboys at Vikings Thirty-five years ago, “Hail Mary” became a football term after Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach so described the desperation pass that connected with Drew Pearson in a playoff game with the Vikings. … Continue reading

LJ Bergman departs Giants–Vikings game

Line judge Jeff Bergman was seen leaving the field on a cart after the end of the third quarter of the Giants–Vikings game in Detroit. He left the field on his feet with assistance, but was then was wheeled off … Continue reading

Umpire position moved starting with Hall of Fame game

The NFL has ramped up its policy on avoiding concussions, and the policy has not excluded the referees. With high speed collisions involving the umpire position, the NFL has permanently moved the umpire to the offensive backfield, nine years after … Continue reading