R Scott Green, SJ Larry Rose retiring

During today's Ravens-Bengals game on CBS Sports, announcer Jim Nantz reported that referee Scott Green and side judge Larry Rose will both retire at the end of this season.  Both are still eligible for postseason assignments. Green entered the NFL as a back judge in 1991.  He worked Super Bowl XXXVI

Who are the next white hats?

The NFL officiating staff is heavy on experience which is great news.  The flip side to this is that we will be seeing a higher than average number of officials retiring in the next one to three years. While there are many officials at all positions on the cusp of retirement,

Field judge Duke Carroll retires

The Elmira (N.Y.) Star-Gazette ran an profile on the career of  the recently retired NFL field judge Duke Carroll. [Link unfortunately goes behind a paywall on the newspaper's site after Feb. 21.] He served as an NFL official for 14 seasons. Plenty of attention is placed on the punishing physical abuse