The NFL will not make the player-safety video the centerpiece of its season, according to NFL executive vice president of global strategy Michael Signora.
The league has not made a decision about how to use its own players, Signora told reporters Monday.
He added that it was premature to announce a decision on how to present the video as part of the season.
Signora said that the league had not yet decided on a player-safe safety video, but the NFL Players Association has spoken to the league about a plan to release the video in the near future.
NFL owners are expected to discuss the league’s plan at their annual meeting next week.NFL owners are due to vote this week on a plan for players to wear face masks during the preseason, which would make the league one of the first in the NFL to include a player safety plan in the league year.
Signota said that players would not be allowed to wear masks during games unless there is a reason to do so.
He said the league is considering allowing players to have helmets on during games but that it does not believe that would be necessary.
Signo said the players association has discussed a plan that would allow players to be in the game but that the owners are not ready to take it to the next level yet.
The union has also discussed making helmets available during the season for players.NFL teams can hire their own personnel to work with the league on player safety.
Signora said the team could also use the players’ likenesses on uniforms, and he said the NFL is looking into that possibility.
Signoran said the union would not have an issue with the players wearing helmets during games.
He also said the teams would not allow helmets during practices, and that there would be no change in the rules on the way players are treated in practice.
The NFL will have its own player safety video at all home games in 2018, as well as at home playoff games, Signoran said.
The league will have a safety video for all teams by mid-September, he said.
Signoras plans for the league to work to make it more safe for players have been met with criticism from many.
Players have been wearing masks at training camp, and some players have had to leave games at times during games because they had to take masks off after a concussion.
The new safety video is expected to include video from cameras, a safety trainer and safety officials.