Various media folk are now reporting that a deal with the "actual" NFL referees is indeed coming sooner than we may have expected.
Per Adam Schefter:
As@mortreport is reporting, an agreement between NFL and NFLRA is at hand and both sides will work to have officials working this weekend
Additionally, it will be interesting to see which side gave up more. Perhaps the embarrassment of Monday Night Football was the kick in the pants they needed to move forward
We'll keep you updated as things become official.