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Officials need extra time for time out call

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Replacement officials in a game between Arizona and Seattle needed several minutes to determine whether the Seahawks had any timeouts left after calling one in the closing seconds.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called timeout with 30 seconds left, but the officials had announced three plays earlier Seattle used its last one when receiver Doug Baldwin was injured.

After huddling, then meeting with two different people from the sideline, the officials determined the previous stoppage had been on an incomplete pass, so the Seahawks were not charged with a timeout. NFL rules require teams to use a time out for an injured player with the clock running in the final two minutes.

The NFL is using replacement officials while the regular officials are locked out.

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