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NFL unveils mouth shield to reduce spread of COVID-19


(NFL/Oakley via CNN Newsource)

(WFLA/CNN Newsource) – The NFL has unveiled a new prototype mouth shield designed to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Players are set to start testing it this week.

The Oakley-branded shield is placed behind the face mask.

It has off-set vents and a filter lined up directly in front of the mouth.

Combined with a visor, more detailed drawings show the entire face area being covered.

The league and the players’ union haven’t yet finalized health and safety protocols for the season.

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