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NFL announces officiating crew for Browns-Ravens

The names below aren't normally celebrated. They will be tonight.

Thursday night's meeting between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns, airing on NFL Network, will mark the return of the NFL's 122 officials.

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Tonight's crew of heroes in black and white are as follows:


Referee Gene Steratore -- 10 years of NFL experience

Umpire Bill Schuster -- 13 years

Head linesman Wayne Mackie -- 6 years

Line judge Jeff Seeman -- 11 years

Field judge Bob Waggoner -- 16 years

Side judge Jimmy DeBell -- 4 years

Back judge Greg Steed -- 10 years

The replay official is Larry Nemmers, and the replay assistant is Ken Dollar.

Count it up. That's 70 years of league officiating experience flooding M&T Bank Stadium. Seven decades of seamless calls, on-field wisdom and order in the end zone.

We'll take it.

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.

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