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



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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