The NFL Officials have an agreement to end the lockout with the NFL and Sartell's Mike Spanier is one of the officials heading back to work this weekend.  Mike is a line judge and has been assigned to work the Carolina at Atlanta game this Sunday.  The officials will gather in Dallas for a referees clinic on Friday and will vote Saturday morning to ratify the new agreement between the officials union and the NFL.

Spanier spoke with Jay Caldwell and Lee Voss on the Granite City Cafe Thursday afternoon.  Listen to the audio here.

Spanier says the officials will fly out to their assigned destinations on Saturday afternoon.  Gene Saratore will be the lead referee tonight for the Cleveland at Baltimore game tonight at 7:20, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 7:00.