The Oakley mouth shield was unveiled on Monday as an addition for NFL helmets in an attempt to reduce the spread of Covid-19 during the 2020 season. The NFL is expected to distribute the shields to all 32 teams this week for testing and the league’s medical experts are advocating for their use, although there is currently no mandate for players to use them. Players reportedly don’t want a mandate to wear the shields, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Several players throughout the league have already been given the mask and will provide feedback after testing it. The NFL is still planning to go forward with its usual regular-season schedule beginning in September, with players set to report to training camp later this month. This information came from the Bleacher Report.
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