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R Scott Green, SJ Larry Rose retiring



During today’s Ravens-Bengals game on CBS Sports, announcer Jim Nantz reported that referee Scott Green and side judge Larry Rose will both retire at the end of this season.  Both are still eligible for postseason assignments.

Green entered the NFL as a back judge in 1991.  He worked Super Bowl XXXVI and XXXVIII as a back judge and Super Bowl XLIV as a referee.

Rose has been a side judge for his entire NFL career and he officiated Super Bowl XLII.

This opens up a coveted white hat for the 2014 season.  This preseason, the NFL auditioned Wayne Mackie, Adrian Hill, Ronald Torbert, and Craig Wrolstad at the referee position.  Green’s replacement will most likely come from those four candidates.

Mark Schultz is a high school football official, freelance writer and journalist. He first became interested in officiating when he was six years old, was watching a NFL game with his father and asked the fateful question, "Dad, what are those guys in the striped shirts doing?"