The NFL’s noise limit is being raised to 80 decibels, which would be the loudest noise in the league, but it is being applied in a more gradual way, according to a league source.
That means players will be able to go through the noise level of an air conditioner in their locker room without worrying about being fined for excessive noise.
In a sense, the new noise limit allows players to keep up with the speed of the game and keep playing even if they have to go to the locker room.
A player can still be fined for going too loud on the sidelines, but that will not count against the noise limit.
The NFLPA will be working with the league on how it will handle any noise issues that arise.
Players and coaches have been using the new rule to keep players cool and quiet in recent years, but there are also questions about the impact it will have on the mental state of players, especially younger players.
The league is still considering its impact on concussions, which could be a big factor in the new limit.
“The concussion issue will be a major factor in determining whether this increase is a good thing or a bad thing for players,” said Tom McMahon, the NFLPA’s senior vice president of communications.
“If players are having problems staying in the game, it could be because of this increase, and it could also be a bad idea.
If a player is having problems getting through the game because of a concussion, that could be why the concussion rate is higher.”
The league said it would be taking a more cautious approach in implementing the new sound limit, but McMahon said there were no plans to reduce the league’s standard.
“I don’t think we’re going to do anything to lessen the noise levels for everyone,” McMahon said.
“We’re still going to be talking about it with the players, and I think that’s where we’re headed.”
The New York Jets announced on Friday that they would be using the 80-decibel standard for their locker rooms.
The Jets are one of the teams that has experimented with noise-free locker rooms in recent seasons, and they are one NFL team that has played in stadiums with noise restrictions.
The Oakland Raiders and New York Giants are the only teams to have played in an open-air locker room since the league implemented the new standard.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals have played at home in locker rooms that are only allowed to have noise levels of 85 decibel or lower.
The Cowboys, Houston Texans, Washington Redskins, Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars are among the teams with open-field locker rooms only.
The Raiders and Browns have not played in a stadium since 2009.