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. â€” Walt Anderson
- Jets at Falcons, 7:30 p.m. â€” Brad Rogers
- Packers at Ravens, 7:30 p.m. â€” Ron Torbert
- Bengals at Washington, 7:30 p.m. â€” Shawn Hochuli
- Raiders at Cardinals, 8 p.m. ESPN â€” Carl Cheffers
Friday, Aug. 16
- Bills at Panthers, 7 p.m./tape delay, 11 p.m. NFLN â€” Craig Wrolstad
- Bears at Giants, 7:30 p.m. NFLN â€” Shawn Smith
- Dolphins at Buccaneers, 7:30 p.m. â€” Brad Allen
Saturday, Aug. 17
- Browns at Colts, 4 p.m. NFLN â€” Scott Novak
- Patriots at Titans, 7 p.m./tape delay, 1 a.m. NFLN â€” Clay Martin
- Chiefs at Steelers, 7:30 p.m. NFLN â€” Tony Corrente
- Lions at Texans, 8 p.m. â€” Adrian Hill
- Cowboys vs. Rams, 10 p.m. (Honolulu) NFLN â€” John Hussey
Sunday, Aug. 18
- Saints at Chargers, 4 p.m. CBS â€” Alex Kemp
- Seahawks at Vikings, 8 p.m. FOX â€” Jerome Boger
Monday, Aug. 19
- 49ers at Broncos, 8 p.m. ESPN â€” Bill Vinovich