Roger Goodell: NFL referees to start work Thursday night

Now that the NFL and the officals have ended the lockout and agreed to deal, the two sides won't waste time getting the regular officials back on the field. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed officials would be back in time for Thursday's game between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens.

"Our officials will be back on the field starting tomorrow night," Commissioner Roger Goodell said, according to a press release from the league. "We appreciate the commitment of the NFLRA in working through the issues to reach this important agreement."

Officials were reportedly holding their own training sessions during the lockout, allowing them to be ready quickly when the deal was reached. Scott Green, the president of the NFLRA, said the board of directors unanimously approved the agreement and it will be put up for a vote. According to Pro Football Talk, the vote won't come until Friday, but that won't stop a crew from working Thursday's game in Baltimore.

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