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2019 Preseason

Referee assignments, preseason week 1

The first week of the preseason is upon us and three new referees will be working with their new crews for the season.



The offseason has finally come to an end, and the first week of the NFL preseason is here. Three new white hats — Adrian Hill, Scott Novak, and Brad Rogers — will be taking the field with their new crews this week. Hill is the only one of the three with a national broadcast game. Side judge Jonah Monroe, pictured above, will undergo a tryout at the referee position for the first time, working Thursday’s Panthers-Bears game with referee Bill Vinovich as the mentor for this game.

All times Eastern. Live games on NFL Network will be blacked out and telecast on local stations in both teams’ markets. Walt Anderson’s crew is off this week after working last week’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. The 2019 officiating crews are listed here, but note that there may be substitutions from the regular crew personnel each week.

Thursday, Aug. 8

  • Colts at Bills, 7 p.m.  —  Jerome Boger
  • Jets at Giants, 7 p.m.  NFLN  —  Clete Blakeman
  • Jaguars at Ravens, 7:30 p.m.  —  John Hussey
  • Washington at Browns, 7:30 p.m.  —  Ron Torbert
  • Patriots at Lions, 7:30 p.m.  —  Shawn Smith
  • Falcons at Dolphins, 7:30 p.m.  —  Scott Novak
  • Titans at Eagles, 7:30 p.m.  —  Alex Kemp
  • Panthers at Bears, 8 p.m.  —  Jonah Monroe (referee tryout; Bill Vinovich crew)
  • Texans at Packers, 8 p.m./tape delay, 1 a.m.  NFLN  —  Brad Rogers
  • Chargers at Cardinals, 10 p.m.  NFLN  —  Shawn Hochuli
  • Broncos at Seahawks, 10 p.m.  —  Brad Allen

Friday, Aug. 9

  • Buccaneers at Steelers, 7:30 p.m.  NFLN  —  Adrian Hill
  • Vikings at Saints, 8 p.m./tape delay, 11 p.m.  NFLN  —  Clay Martin

Saturday, Aug. 10

  • Bengals at Chiefs, 8 p.m.  —  Craig Wrolstad
  • Rams at Raiders, 8 p.m./tape delay, midnight  NFLN  —  Tony Corrente
  • Cowboys at 49ers, 9 p.m.  NFLN  —  Carl Cheffers

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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