The era of replacement referees is over in the NFL. The league reached an agreement with the NFL Referees Association Wednesday night that will reinstate the regular officials, the NFL announced.
Paperwork is being worked on to finalize the deal, but the regular officials will on the field for this Thursday night's game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns.
"Our officials will be back on the field starting tomorrow night," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said.
NFL, referees reach agreement: on.nfl.comSidesAgree NFL (@nfl) September 27, 2012
Pleased to report that an agreement has been reached with the NFL Referees Association. Details to follow. Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) September 27, 2012