4 more officials leave the NFL with 10 total vacancies to fill

Football Zebras has confirmed through multiple secondary sources that in addition to referee Jerome Boger, three more officials have retired, bringing the off-season retirement list to 10 -- and there will be more, according to a source. In a surprising move, some officials are definitely early in their NFL careers and

Veteran referee Jerome Boger retires

Football Zebras has learned though multiple secondary sources that referee Jerome Boger has retired. The total number of on-field officials retiring after the 2022 season now stands at seven, with more retirements in the offing. NFL Officiating tweeted the information as we prepared for publication. The NFL never tells the public

Updated: One more official retires as the officiating season starts

Editors Note: We originally reported two officials had left the field. It is very unusual to have conflicting information at this late stage. According to a source deemed more reliable than others, we have corrected our story to report that one official has left the field.  Football Zebras relied on

Breaking down the new NFL officiating hires

Football Zebras was first to report the news on May 3 that the NFL hired 10 new officials. As we digest the news, here are a few things that I have noticed. Commitment to diversity The NFL continues to hire minority and female officials. Down judge Robin DeLorenzo (pictured) becomes the third woman

3 more officials retire, now totaling 6 this offseason

Three more NFL officials have retired from the field, making a total of six officials that have retired in the 2021 off-season. Previously, Bart Longson, Tom Symonette and Ruben Fowler retired. After this weekend's mini-clinic comes news that back judge Steve Freeman, back judge Tony Steratore, and line judge Gary Arthur

3 NFL officials have retired so far

Retiring officials sometimes leave their shoes on the field after their last game. Football Zebras has learned that officials Ruben Fowler, Tom Symonette and Bart Longson will not return to the National Football League in the 2021 season. Typically, the NFL does not announce why an official leaves the league, although