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The NFL has made an agreement with their referees.
The 121 members of the referees’ union is expected to vote on whether to ratify the agreement over the weekend, though officials will return to work on Thursday.
The referee lock-out began in June, after long-running pay and pensions disputes. The NFL drafted in replacement officials to handle the games.
But, this lead to heavy criticism after many replacement referee’s were proven to be inexperienced. In a recent event, on Sept. 24, the Seattle Seahawks were given a game-winning touchdown in the final seconds of the game. However, commentators said it should not have been allowed because of an interception by a Green Bay Packers defensive player.
Most of the replacements had worked in lower-division college games and in minor professional organizations.