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2018 Preseason

Referee assignments, preseason week 1

The offseason has finally come to an end, and the first week of the NFL preseason is here.




The offseason has finally come to an end, and the first week of the NFL preseason is here. Four new white hats– Alex Kemp, Shawn Hochuli, Shawn Smith, and Clay Martin — will be taking the field with their new crews this week. Martin is the only one of the four with a national broadcast game, although all preseason games will be replayed during the week.

All times Eastern. Live games on NFL Network will be blacked out and telecast on local stations in both teams’ markets. Walt Coleman’s crew is off this week. The 2018 officiating crews are listed here, but note that there may be substitutions from the regular crew personnel each week. 

Thursday, Aug. 9

  • Panthers at Bills, 7 p.m.  —  Clete Blakeman
  • Bears at Bengals, 7 p.m.  —  Alex Kemp
  • Saints at Jaguars, 7 p.m.  —  Walt Anderson
  • Buccaneers at Dolphins, 7 p.m.  —  Shawn Smith
  • Browns at Giants, 7 p.m. NFLN  —  John Hussey
  • Steelers at Eagles, 7 p.m.  —  Carl Cheffers
  • Rams at Ravens, 7:30 p.m./tape delay, 1 a.m. NFLN  —  Bill Vinovich
  • Washington at Patriots, 7:30 p.m.  —  Brad Allen
  • Titans at Packers, 8 p.m.  —  Shawn Hochuli
  • Texans at Chiefs, 8:30 p.m.  —  Jerome Boger
  • Cowboys at 49ers, 10 p.m. NFLN  —  Ron Torbert
  • Colts at Seahawks, 10 p.m.  —  Craig Wrolstad

Friday, Aug. 10

  • Falcons at Jets, 7:30 p.m. NFLN  —  Tony Corrente
  • Lions at Raiders, 10:30 p.m. NFLN  —  Clay Martin

Saturday, Aug. 11

  • Chargers at Cardinals, 10 p.m./tape delay, 1 a.m. NFLN  —  John Parry
  • Vikings at Broncos, 9 p.m. NFLN  —  Pete Morelli

Cam Filipe is a forensic scientist and has been involved in football officiating for 12 years. Cam is in his fourth season as a high school football official. This is his ninth season covering NFL officiating for Football Zebras.

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