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Referee assignments, preseason Week 1

Brad Allen debuts as referee in the Steelers-Giants game this week.




Preseason football is upon us. This week will feature the debut of referee Brad Allen in the Steelers–Giants game. Also in their first year at white hat are Craig Wrolstad and Ronald Torbert, both of whom worked a couple of preseason games last year at the referee position.

Terry McAulay’s crew has the week off. All times are Eastern. Note that NFL Network coverage of live games is blacked out in both teams’ television market.

Thursday, Aug. 7

  • Colts at Jets, 7 p.m. — Craig Wrolstad
  • Patriots at Redskins, 7:30 p.m. — Jeff Triplette
  • 49ers at Ravens, 7:30 p.m. NFLN — Pete Morelli
  • Bengals at Chiefs, 8 p.m. — Clete Blakeman
  • Seahawks at Broncos, 9 p.m./NFLN tape delay, 1 a.m. — Tony Corrente
  • Cowboys at Chargers, 10 p.m. NFLN (joined in progress) — Bill Vinovich

Friday, Aug. 8

  • Dolphins at Falcons, 7 p.m. — John Parry
  • Eagles at Bears, 7 p.m. — Ronald Torbert
  • Bills at Panthers, 7:30 p.m. — Walt Coleman
  • Buccaneers at Jaguars, 7:30 p.m. — Jerome Boger
  • Raiders at Vikings, 8 p.m./NFLN tape delay, midnight — Gene Steratore
  • Saints at Rams, 8 p.m. NFLN — Carl Cheffers

Saturday, Aug. 9

  • Browns at Lions, 7:30 p.m. NFLN — Walt Anderson
  • Steelers at Giants, 7:30 p.m./NFLN tape delay, midnight — Brad Allen
  • Packers at Titans, 8 p.m. — Bill Leavy
  • Texans at Cardinals, 8:30 p.m. — Ed Hochuli

Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)

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