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.
Field judge Jabir Walker is working Canadian Football League preseason games as part of the NFL-CFL Officiating Development Program. Walker is joined by colleagues Dale Shaw (field judge), Dave Meslow (side judge) and rookie official Alan Eck (side judge) as NFL officials who are working CFL games this summer. Later
20 officials get the chance to audition for the NFL The NFL has announced its third class of officials in the Advanced Development Program (ADP). These candidates are successful college and Arena Football League officials. The group will work preseason games. Once preseason is over, those officials will return to officiate