The NFL has been struggling to compete with the NFLPA, the union that represents players, in a series of labor negotiations that have left players frustrated, angry and desperate for better pay and benefits.
But some teams have tried to make the league look better with new helmet designs.
The Cleveland Browns are one of the teams trying to boost their brand with a helmet designed by Cleveland’s legendary designer, Joe Aiello.
The Browns are hoping that this new helmet will help them in the coming weeks, when players will begin wearing their traditional cleats, a new design introduced last year that looks much more like the ones worn by NFL players.
The helmet is a black, black and red color scheme, and features a gold mesh visor that doubles as a headband.
The visor is attached by a small metal clip to the helmet, and the helmet itself is removable.
It is not a perfect helmet, however.
The plastic snap on the side of the visor can easily be removed if the wearer is not careful, and there is a small amount of adhesive on the helmet that can be irritating.
The white, yellow and red cleats are also not particularly comfortable, and some fans have expressed displeasure that the cleats do not have any of the special padding that players wear on their knees and feet.
The NFLPA has tried to negotiate a deal that would allow the teams to make helmets that look like the one worn by players but with the added padding and the extra padding on the sides of the cleat, according to the Associated Press.
The league declined to comment on the new helmets.
The idea of players getting paid more has also been gaining traction, as a group of players, including quarterback Carson Wentz, have started to raise money to pay players for the extra time they have missed during the lockout.
The union has been negotiating with the team that owns the Cleveland Browns and is asking for an additional $3 million per team per year for the first five years of the deal, which runs through 2021.
That money could allow the players to restructure their contracts, which would allow them to play more games and make more money.
The players want to increase the amount of money that is paid out per game, and that is a proposal that the league has rejected.
“It’s disappointing to hear the commissioner and the NFL agree that the players should receive $3.5 million more per game and a $3-billion increase per year,” Aiellos brother, Joe, told the AP.
“That’s the only way they can do it.”
The NFL and the players have also agreed to reduce the number of games a team can play during the season to 12 per season, according a league memo obtained by ESPN.
The memo also says that a new rule will be introduced that will allow teams to have up to 10 players on the field at any given time during the year.
In a statement released by the league, it said, “It is the union’s position that we will not be able to work through this issue as it affects all players.”
The players have been demanding an additional increase to the salary cap, which is set at $143 million per year.