Miami Dolphins safety Donte Whitner will wear a headset that uses the NFL’s concussion protocol during games for safety, league sources have confirmed to USA Today.
Whitner and cornerback Chris McCain will wear helmets and pads similar to what the league is using during training camp, according to the report.
Whitner’s helmet is designed to mimic the one that NFL players use.
The Miami Herald reported that the Dolphins plan to wear the new headset during training sessions in Miami this season.
“The Dolphins are working with the NFL on this new protocol,” a league spokesperson told the Herald.
“The goal is to ensure that all players can participate safely in our games.
We look forward to working with Donte and Chris as we implement this new safety protocol.”
The NFL is testing a new helmet that incorporates the concussion protocol, which is designed for football players.
The new helmet was revealed during the league’s annual meeting in New York City on Monday.
The NFL has used a new protocol in football training camps, as it works to increase player safety in an effort to combat the rising number of concussions in the league.
The protocol requires players to wear a helmet with a visor and neck brace, a full face mask, and ear protection.
Players have also been forced to wear earplugs during preseason and regular season games.