Douglas agrees to terms with Dolphins
locations on each helmet were tested using four speeds of impact, based on an analysis of game film and computer models in an attempt to replicate actual hits.
The results showed that all 16 helmets met or exceeded national standards to protect players against traumatic head injuries, and none performed worse than a reference group of helmets from the 1990s. Three of the modern helmets — the Riddell Revolution, the Revolution Speed and the Schutt DNA Pro — were singled out as the top-performing helmets.
NFL players can choose to use any helmet that meets national safety standards. fore he begins the final season of a contract. Tomlin is only the Steelers’ third coach since 1969, following Chuck Noll (1969-91) and Bill Cowher (1992-2006).
Tomlin is 31-17 in three seasons, with two division titles, an AFC championship and a Super Bowl victory.
MIAMI — The Miami Dolphins moved quickly to find a replacement for injured defensive end Phillip Merling.
Free agent Marques Douglas agreed to terms on a $2.5 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations said.
Douglas shores up a position depleted when Merling recently suffered an Achilles’ tendon injury that will force him to miss the entire season.
Douglas, 33, started 12 games for the New York Jets’ top-ranked defense last year. He’ll compete for playing time with the Dolphins’ No. 1 draft pick, Jared Odrick.