NFL, Officials Negotiating New CBA; Replacement Officials Are Possible

HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 12: Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak has words with referee Ed Hochuli after the Texans were charged with a timeout after the play clock was zero against the indianapolis Colts at Reliant Stadium on September 12 2010 in Houston Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The NFL could look into using replacement umpires if a new CBA cannot be reached with the umpires union.

The NFL just finished a labor dispute with the NFL players and the players union, but they have an new labor fight on their hands with NFL officials and the officials union. The CBA between the two sides expired on May 31st, and officials from each side met for mediation, but it does not look like there was significant progress made.

Without significant progress, the NFL could look for replacement umpires.

Shefter also notes that the NFL could be looking to hire replacement officials from anywhere but the BCS, including retired college officials, ones from small college conferences and even the Arena Football League.

For more on the issues with NFL officials, stay tuned to this StoryStream and SB Nation's dedicated NFL hub.

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