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FILE - This Aug. 11, 2012 file photo shows replacement officials taking the field at the start of an NFL football preseason game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans, in Seattle. The NFL will open the regular season with replacement officials. League executive Ray Anderson has told the 32 teams that with negotiations remaining at a standstill between the NFL and the officials' union. The replacements will be on the field beginning next Wednesday night, Sept. 5, 2012,  when the Cowboys visit the Giants to open the season. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
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FILE - This Aug. 11, 2012 file photo shows replacement officials taking the field at the start of an NFL football preseason game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans, in Seattle. The NFL will open the regular season with replacement officials. League executive Ray Anderson has told the 32 teams that with negotiations remaining at a standstill between the NFL and the officials' union. The replacements will be on the field beginning next Wednesday night, Sept. 5, 2012, when the Cowboys visit the Giants to open the season. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

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