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Referee assignments, preseason week 2

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In the second week of the preseason, the officiating department has assigned officials in the Officiating Development Program (ODP) to work on NFL crews. Also, after a one-year hiatus, there will be more experimentation with an eighth official. Back judge Perry Paganelli will work as a second back judge, referred to as a middle judge, and referee Clete Blakeman will work as a second umpire, which was previously tried in NFL preseason games and is related to a center judge in college.

Officials in the development program are listed in italics and, for those who have been in the program before, their jersey number.

All times Eastern. Live games on NFL Network will be telecast on local stations only in both teams’ markets. Clete Blakeman’s crew is off this week, although Blakeman himself will be working as an eighth official on Brad Allen’s crew on Friday night.

Thursday, Aug. 15

  • Eagles at Jaguars, 7 p.m. — Walt Anderson
  • Jets at Falcons, 7:30 p.m. — Brad Rogers
    • DJ Daniel Gallagher
  • Packers at Ravens, 7:30 p.m. — Ron Torbert
  • Bengals at Washington, 7:30 p.m. — Shawn Hochuli
    • FJ 164 Frank Steratore
  • Raiders at Cardinals, 8 p.m. ESPN — Carl Cheffers
    • SJ Joe Johnston

Friday, Aug. 16

  • Bills at Panthers, 7 p.m./tape delay, 11 p.m. NFLN — Craig Wrolstad
    • MJ 46 Perry Paganelli
  • Bears at Giants, 7:30 p.m. NFLN — Shawn Smith
    • U 139 Tra Blake
  • Dolphins at Buccaneers, 7:30 p.m. — Brad Allen
    • U2 34 Clete Blakeman

Saturday, Aug. 17

  • Browns at Colts, 4 p.m. NFLN — Scott Novak
  • Patriots at Titans, 7 p.m./tape delay, 1 a.m. NFLN — Clay Martin
    • U 154 Duane Heydt
  • Chiefs at Steelers, 7:30 p.m. NFLN — Tony Corrente
    • SJ 171 Clay Reynard
  • Lions at Texans, 8 p.m. — Adrian Hill
  • Cowboys vs. Rams, 10 p.m. (Honolulu) NFLN — John Hussey

Sunday, Aug. 18

  • Saints at Chargers, 4 p.m. CBS — Alex Kemp
  • Seahawks at Vikings, 8 p.m. FOX — Jerome Boger
    • LJ 151 Michael Dolce

Monday, Aug. 19

  • 49ers at Broncos, 8 p.m. ESPN — Bill Vinovich
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Cameron Filipe
Cam Filipe is a forensic scientist from Massachusetts and has been involved in football officiating for 11 years. Cam is in his third season as a high school football official. This is his eighth season covering NFL officiating for Football Zebras.

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4 thoughts on “Referee assignments, preseason week 2

  1. Thanks. Looks like 139 is Tra Blake who was originally scheduled for Smith’s crew later in preseason

  2. Hey there Ben
    Nickie D’Annunzio here with a question
    In the last couple of weeks in the preseason have you seen any NFL Officiating Crews with long sleeved Officials Referee Uniforms On?

  3. Cheffers calling penalties on on Kyler Murray for clapping (see, Rivers, Brees, Wilson, who all do the same) was asinine. Then again, this is the same clown who, despite clear evidence that the ball never touched the ground, had the nerve to tell anyone who saw the play to not believe their lying eyes… that the ball did hit the ground when Zach Miller caught a TD pass in the midst of snapping his leg. And what’s his record in Saints games again?…

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