NFL, Refs Reach Tentative Agreement
The NFL and and the NFL Referees Association have agreed to a contract that will send referees back to the field this weekend, according to NFL.com.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement that the the refs will be back on the field starting with Thursday night's game between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens. The referees will receive their game assignments for the rest of the weekend's action on Friday, according NFL.com.
Fans have been calling on the NFL and NFL Referees Association to reach an agreement since the lockout began in June. Frustration reached its peak on Monday after a missed call cost the Green Bay Packers a win on Monday night.
The specific terms of the new contract were not immediately known.