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NFL owners vote to centralize replay to help speed up the process

By apnews@1500espn.com

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The NFL officiating department will help referees rule on instant replay reviews starting next season.

League owners passed a rule Tuesday allowing referees to consult with director of officiating Dean Blandino and his staff to help determine whether a call should be upheld or overturned. NFL officials said the change should speed up the process.

Blandino and other staff will be monitoring the games from league offices in New York, and they will immediately begin reviewing challenges before the referee even gets to his monitor. They can make…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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