NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he is comfortable using replacement officials in preseason games.
The labor dispute between the NFL and its officials continues with no end in sight. The NFL believes its proposal is a fair deal, but the officials don't agree.
The Hall of Fame Game is Sunday and Goodell believes using officials with less experience will not be a safety risk to players.
The NFL Referees Association members have been locked out since June 3.
The NFL has been training a couple hundred replacement officials, who have no NFL experience or even experience at the major college football level.