“Guardian Caps” used in training camps to protect players

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SPARTANBURG, SC (CHARLOTTE SPORTS LIVE) – The pads are on for the second week of training camp; this season you may have noticed an extra layer of protection.

“Yeah, I haven’t had a single player tell me anything about protective caps,” Matt Rule said.

The new headgear is said to reduce impact by at least 10% when worn by one player and by at least 20% when worn by two players during contact.

“You know me; I’ve got to deal with safer protests,” Icky Ekwanu said. “I’m not against the custodian, but I’m a safe person, but it’s definitely been nice, you know, I’m glad the NFL is taking steps to keep the players safe and everything else.”

All linemen, tight ends and linebackers are required to wear it during the preseason, but some choose to wear it… sort of.

“We didn’t have to wear it DB-wise, but the lady in charge, who is my wife, said I should, so I put it on,” Xavier Woods said.


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The NFL’s four head coaches on the NFL’s competition committee have voted to use protective caps in the preseason, and this is just the latest piece of innovative equipment to help better protect ratepayers.

“It’s important to do everything we can do to reduce the impact on the player’s brain, we didn’t have a blackout and I think that was, hopefully that’s going to be really good for us,” Rule said.

“Guardian Caps” used in training camps to protect players

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