NFL Official Ed Hochuli (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement that the the refs will be back on the field starting with Thursday night's game between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens. The referees will receive their game assignments for the rest of the weekend's action on Friday, according

Fans have been calling on the NFL and NFL Referees Association to reach an agreement since the lockout began in June. Frustration reached its peak on Monday after a missed call cost the Green Bay Packers a win on Monday night.

The specific terms of the new contract were not immediately known.