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The largest manufacturer of football helmets in the United States revamps its design. By JIM AVILA and SERENA MARSHALL August 27, 2014, 12:09 p.m. • 4 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article — — In sports labs across the country, the race is on to find products that protect the brain from …

“We are delighted to officially introduce the SpeedFlex as the next step in Riddell’s rich history of football innovation,” said Dan Armament, president of Riddell. “With this helmet, we have sought to improve player protection while delivering tangible benefits to the athlete. We believe these new features will quickly become design standards for Riddell and …

The NFL is getting a little more geeky this season. With help from Illinois Zebra Technologies, the league installs receivers in 17 stadiums which will follow the movements of the players thanks to two small RFID tags integrated inside the shoulder pads of each player. This will allow the NFL to record real-time positional data …