The NFL has begun to roll out an emergency rule that requires all teams to provide a charity football field for the season opener.
The league will make a rule change for the first time at the end of the season, with teams having until the first week of October to comply.
This means players and coaches will be able to wear the charity ball on the field in the season finale against the Green Bay Packers.
The rule change is intended to help prevent players and teams from injuring themselves while playing in charity games.
“It’s important for teams to know that we’ll be on their toes in terms of the rules,” NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino said.
“We’ll be able and ready to go to the game, and we’ll have the players and the coaches on our side.”
Blandino said teams are also getting more proactive in preparing for the game.
He said there will be more pregame training for coaches and players, and that players will wear a helmet and face shields to prevent contact.
The NFL has already made a few changes to the charity rules this year.
Players can now wear a uniform and a face shield during games.
They are also limited to wearing helmets during the game and are prohibited from making any contact with the ball.
Blandinos goal is to make the game as fun and competitive as possible.
He noted that the NFL will have teams in the stands during the first half and during the second half.
The goal is also to make sure there are no injuries during the final period.