East-West Shrine and Senior Bowls will feature developmental officials scouted by NFL

The invitational bowl schedule continues with the East-West Shrine Bowl on Thursday and the Reese's Senior Bowl on Saturday. For these games, the NFL officiating department selects officials from its development program to officiate these collegiate all-stars. The NFL's Mackie Development Program -- renamed last year for the late Wayne Mackie

COVID-19 forces a rushed offseason for NFL officials

The NFL officiating staff usually has a smooth and orderly start to its season. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic will throw monkey wrenches into that smooth and orderly start. No easing into the season The officiating "new year" starts on May 15. That's when the officials meet for a mini-clinic in New