Sep 24, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll talks with a referee during the 2nd half against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Green Bay 14-12. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Headlines: NFL Referee Retirement Benefits Detailed


 

UPDATE: 

Adam Schefter is reporting the details of the new retirement benefits for NFL referees:

Retirement benefits will be provided for new hires, and for all officials beginning in 2017, through a defined contribution arrangement, which will have two elements: an annual league contribution made on behalf of each game official that will begin with an average of more than $18,000 per official and increase to more than $23,000 per official in 2019, and a partial match on any additional contribution that an official makes to his 401(k) account.

 

A deal between the NFL and the locked-out officials is done, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the regular officials would work the Browns-Ravens game at Baltimore on Thursday night. A labor deal had been reached late Wednesday after months of difficult negotiations, but the era of the replcaement officials is finally over.

 

ESPN is preparing a “character study” of Saints LB Jonathan Vilma and Rams Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams

 

Rams RB Steven Jackson was held out of practice Wednesday as he is still struggling with a groin injury.

 

Seahawks WR Golden Tate is admitting he pushed Packers CB Sam Shields on the game-winning touchdown catch Monday night that has turned the NFL upside down.

 

The NFL will have Ed Houchuli to thank for keeping the locked-out officials prepared to make an immediate return to action. Every Tuesday night, Houchuli has been holding rules-related conference calls with all officials, keeping them prepared for a return to the NFL at any moment.

 

The Chargers signed WR Malcom Floyd to a three-year contract extension, keeping him in San Diego until at least 2015.

 

Cardinlas QB John Skelton (ankle) was limited in Wednesday’s practice.

 

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