However, the helmet Brown is used to playing in has been deemed outdated by the league.
"I've been experimenting with a couple different ones, and I don't really love the one that I'm in, but I don't really have much of a choice", Brady said Monday on WEEI's "The Greg Hill Morning Show", as transcribed by ESPN. The Raiders and their big personalities like Antonio Brown and Richie Incognito are ready to be stars on HBO's "Hard Knocks". The NFL's decision means that Brown must wear one of those helmets, or sit out like he threatened.
Brown argues that he should be allowed to use his 10-year-old helmet model despite the league's restriction.
This season, the types of helmets preferred by Brady, Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown and numerous other NFL players aged out and no longer meet the league's safety standards.
McCarthy added that NFL policy is that helmets have to be certified by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment and that the organization doesn't certify equipment that is more than 10 years old.
For the first 15 years of his career, Jason Witten wore two Air Advantage helmets by Schutt affectionately known as Betsy. The persistence of Brown to use the same model despite it being not allowed has also led to frustration among his coaches and teammates, one of whom was quoted saying, "honestly the most insane thing I have ever heard".
Brown has yet to be a full participant in Raiders training camp practices while he deals with a bad case of frostbite on his feet, although he was cleared to practice on July 28.
"You know, we need to look at the specifics of what Antonio needs to make him feel safe on the field", the source said. I'm excited. I've got some plays for him. I can't say I agree with all of them, certainly, but I support this guy. "I hope we can start calling them".