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NFL wants players to wear leg padding

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I would say an incredibly high number of NFL players do not wear thigh, hip, knee or butt pads. None are currently required by the NFL, but this could change in 2011. 12 teams are experimenting with this during training camp and preseason to give valuable feedback to the NFL. The pads will be thin and light, but provide far more protection than there is now. I wouldn't be surprised if the Bucs were one of those teams, but we'll find out in 6 days.