Face Mask Rule Change Is “Disheartening”

The NFL is clamping down on what the league considers to be “non-standard” face masks and Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo isn’t happy about it.

Orakpo is one of many players, including New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett, to wear face masks that featured additional bars. Orakpo confirmed to Mark Maske of the Washington Post that he is one of a handful of players the league is requiring to change the face mask they use to a standard model.

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