It seems Roger Goodell and the gang are as tired of the replacements refs as we are. Breaking news coming down just a few minutes ago says the NFL ref lockout  is over.

According to ESPN, the NFL and the NFL Referees Association reached an agreement late Wednesday night to end the referee lockout. There are still a few papers to sign. Details haven’t been released yet, but let’s all take a minute to say, “Welcome back, fellas!"

Here’s what we know so far:

  • Referees will take to the field this weekend. In fact, a crew is being assembled to work Thursday night’s game between the Browns and Ravens.
  • Officials will travel to Dallas on Friday  to retrieve their equipment and receive their game assignments for Sunday and Monday.