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  1. Erik Walden of Indianapolis Colts says fine and ejection for cont...

    Mike Wells

    Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden referred to his ejection and NFL-mandated $27,562 fine for touching an official in Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals as "nonsense."

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2014
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  3. Luke Kuechly of Carolina Panthers ejected for making contact with...

    David Newton

    Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly could face a fine after being ejected for making contact with an official late in the third quarter of Sunday's 38-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2014
  4. Erik Walden of Indianapolis Colts ejected for touching official

    Mike Wells

    Colts linebacker Erik Walden was ejected from Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals for touching an official late in the second quarter.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2014
  5. Delanie Walker: Titans don't get the calls from refs

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Cleveland Browns' 29-28 comeback victory against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field included seven penalties against each team. The seven on the Titans were more costly. Rookie Marqueston Huff made a nice play recovering ...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  6. Referees union criticizes NFL inconsistency on calls

    The union representing NFL on-field officials criticized the league Thursday for inconsistencies in grading calls, including two high-profile penalties from recent games.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  7. Jets' defense couldn't stop Lions

    Jane McManus

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It turned out wide receiver Calvin Johnson wasn't the biggest offensive threat the New York Jets faced in the 24-17 loss to the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium. With nary a replacement ref in sight, wide receiver Golden Tate...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  8. Mike Pettine says he was told Cleveland Browns' 'Dawg Pound Speci...

    Pat McManamon

    One more quirk to the Johnny Manziel-as-a-receiver play the Cleveland Browns tried on Sunday? "It was called 'Dawg Pound Special,'" coach Mike Pettine said.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2014
  9. Will refs pocket flags in regular season?

    Tom Carpenter

    The flags have been flying this preseason as NFL officials began strictly enforcing illegal contact and defensive holding penalties. The expectation was that eventually the players would adjust and the refs would begin to scale back the calls. So,...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  10. Mike Carey asked off Washington Redskins games due to nickname

    Former NFL referee Mike Carey told The Washington Post that he requested not to work home or away games for the Washington Redskins since 2006 due to the team's controversial nickname.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  11. Mailbag -- Emphasis on pass-defense penalties, other preseason ob...

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's mailbag: The officials' emphasis on pass-defense penalties was clear during the first wave of preseason games.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2014
  12. Joe Hawley of Atlanta Falcons tossed from joint practice

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons starting center Joe Hawley was ejected from Monday's joint practice with the Tennessee Titans for fighting. Hawley apparently got into it with Titans safety Michael Griffin.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  13. Packers playing wait-and-see with refs

    Rob Demovsky

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Dom Capers and Tramon Williams aren't suggesting the NFL is not serious about its mandate that referees call receiver-defensive back contact more closely this season, but the Green Bay Packers veteran defensive coordinator and the ...

    Blog | August 02, 2014
  14. Is interference replay review inevitable?

    Tom Carpenter

    The NFL has allowed more types of referee calls to be challenged by coaches in recent years, but they still don't allow a coach to throw a red flag when he questions the validity of a pass-interference call made -- and not made -- by the refs. Pet...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  15. Will Locker, new defense sink Titans?

    Paul Kuharsky

    ESPN analyst Field Yates sees four teams as regression candidates in the 2014 NFL season. The Titans are one of them. Yates hits on the obvious reasons -- the uncertainty surrounding Jake Locker, the necessity of Justin Hunter to become "a ref...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  16. NFL hires 12 new officials, promotes 2 to referee

    The NFL has hired 12 new officials for the 2014 season and promoted two veterans to referee.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2014
  17. Troy Vincent says NFL will establish developmental league

    New director of football operations Troy Vincent can see in the NFL's future a developmental league, an eighth official on the field for games, and coaches using tablets on the sidelines to call plays.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2014