The coveted white hat worn by the referee There are two referee openings for the 2019 season after Walt Coleman and Pete Morelli retired. So far, they are the only two referees we know who have retired. There are very few chances for the NFL to test officials for future referee openings.
The NFL is giving four of its officials the chance to audition to be future referees, or white hats. Since there are so few opportunities for the NFL to see how prospective referees would handle the new position, these preseason tryouts are very important. The NFL will assign the four officials to one
NFL trying out potential replacements for retiring head referees The NFL is preparing for the inevitable retirement of officiating crew chiefs by conducting trial runs for some promotions in the second preseason weekend. An officiating source said that at least one head referee will retire at the end of the season.
Referee tryouts, advanced training recruits on field Craig Wrolstad is one of four officials being evaluated at the referee position this week. Wrolstad worked in Super Bowl XLVII last February. All times Eastern. Thursday, Aug. 15 Chargers at Bears, 8 p.m. ESPN — Bill Vinovich Falcons at Ravens, 7:30 p.m. — Terry McAulay Lions at
Week 3: Redskins at Cowboys 1st quarter | 2:09 remaining | video. It was like threading a needle, but the Redskins very carefully recovered a Cowboys fumble near the sideline. Good collaborative call from line judge Adrian Hill (#29) and field judge Craig Wrolstad on the initial call. It wasn't until