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By Barry Wilner
AP Pro Football Writer 

Heads Up! New helmet getting tryout at NFL minicamps

 


Except when a big star doesn't show up or gets injured, it's rare that NFL minicamps make many headlines.

That could change this month.

NFL teams will be trying out a new helmet, the VICIS Zero 1 , that the league and the players' union hope will be more effective in trying to limit head trauma. The new product topped independent testing of 33 helmets conducted in Canada by the league and NFLPA. The results, which included testing the impact at three velocities and in eight locations on each helmet, were sent to each team and to the players.

The Zero 1 is the first to account for rotational...



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