Posted July 30, 2012

Report: HOF game replacement officials will include a woman

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Replacement referees, like the ones seen with Rex Ryan, are reported to officiate the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

While the NFL referees continue their lockout, the NFL is making plans to go on with the season without them.

In a report by Mike Jurecki of Xtra Sports 910 AM , replacement referees will be used in the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 5 in Canton, Ohio.

Included in that group of officials working the Cardinals and Saints is Shannon Eastin. She has worked Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference games, and she would be the first female to be an on-field official for an NFL game.

According to the report, she worked the Cardinals training camp in Flagstaff, Ariz., this weekend.

The NFL sent a memo to scouts earlier in the summer detailing what it expected from its replacement officials should