NFL Notes: Refs, Broncos, Eagles, Falcons, & Redskins


The NFL announced Friday that they’ve hired one new referee and 10 first-year NFL officials among the group of 122.

Veteran NFL official John Hussey has been promoted to referee to replace Bill Leavy, who will join the NFL officiating staff as a supervisor.




  • According to Adam Caplan, Eagles undrafted free agent OL Brett Boyko could “seriously push” for roster spot this summer.
  • Caplan notes that the Eagles gave Boyko $20,000 fully guaranteed upon signing him back in May.


  • Adam Caplan reports that the Falcons signed veteran OL Chris Chester to a one-year deal that includes $550,000 fully guaranteed in the form of a signing bonus.
  • Chester will make a base salary of $1.55 million to go along with $700,000 in per game roster bonuses.


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