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Referee assignments, preseason week 3

Week 3 preseason assignments include the Thursday night game from Orlando.



citrus bowlWalt Coleman will be the referee for the Thursday night Falcons-Dolphins game played at Camping World Stadium — you know it as the Orlando Citrus Bowl before the naming rights were sold back in April. The home field of Hayden Fox and the Orlando Breakers will be the location of the Pro Bowl in January. Thursday’s game will be the first NFL game at this venue since the 1997 preseason (Jets vs. Buccaneers).

All times listed below are Eastern. Live games on NFL Network will be telecast on local stations only in both teams’ markets. John Parry’s crew is off this week.

Thursday, Aug. 25

  • Falcons vs. Dolphins (Orlando), 8 p.m.  NBC  —  Walt Coleman
  • Cowboys at Seahawks, 10 p.m./joined in progress 11 p.m.  NFLN  —  Craig Wrolstad

Friday, Aug. 26

  • Patriots at Panthers, 7:30 p.m./tape delay 1 a.m.  NFLN  — Pete Morelli
  • Bills at Washington, 7:30 p.m.  —  Ed Hochuli
  • Browns at Buccaneers, 8 p.m.  CBS  —  Brad Allen
  • Steelers at Saints, 8 p.m.  —  Jerome Boger
  • Packers at 49ers, 10 p.m./joined in progress 11 p.m.  NFLN  —  Bill Vinovich

Saturday, Aug. 27

  • Chiefs at Bears, 1 p.m.  NFLN  —  Gene Steratore
  • Lions at Ravens, 7 p.m.  —  Jeff Triplette
  • Eagles at Colts, 7 p.m. —  Terry McAulay
  • Giants at Jets, 7:30 p.m. —  Clete Blakeman
  • Titans at Raiders, 8 p.m.  CBS  —  Ron Torbert
  • Rams at Broncos, 9 p.m./tape delay midnight  NFLN  — Carl Cheffers

Sunday, Aug. 28

  • Chargers at Vikings, 1 p.m.  FOX  —  John Hussey
  • Cardinals at Texans, 4 p.m.  FOX  —  Walt Anderson
  • Bengals at Jaguars, 8 p.m.  NBC  —  Tony Corrente

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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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