NEW YORK -- The NFL's regular officiating crews are back. Their return couldn't have come soon enough for many players, coaches and fans. After two days of marathon negotiations -- and mounting frustration throughout the league -- the NFL and the officials' union announced shortly after midnight that a tentative eight-year agreement had been reached to end a lockout that began in June. So posted ESPN's website. This coming after a debacle of epic porportions where replacement officials called a clear interception by M.D. Jennings of the Green Bay Packers a touchdown catch by Golden Tate of the Seattle Seahawks.