Steratore to serve as referee on Thursday night

PFW staff
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The NFL announced Thursday morning that 10-year veteran official Gene Steratore will serve as the referee for tonight's Ravens-Browns game. He will lead the seven-man crew of "regular" officials that will work the contest.

The NFL and NFLRA reached a contract agreement late Wednesday night, ending the lockout of officlals that began in June.

Also working on Thursday night will be Bill Schuster (umpire, 13th NFL season), Wayne Mackie (head linesman, six), Jeff Seeman (line judge, 11), Bob Waggoner (field judge, 16), Jimmy DeBell (side judge, four) and Greg Steed (back judge, 10).

The officiating assignments for the remaining 14 games of Week Four will be announced on game day (Sunday and Monday).