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“The guys who have had the knack to lay somebody out, I consider it a talent in itself,” Broncos safety David Bruton said. “I feel as though these deterrents would be depriving them of the chance to showcase their abilities.”

Anderson disagreed. “We’re not subscribing to the notion you want these guys out there running wild and blowing people up,” he said. “Everything is on the table with regard to advancing player safety.”

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Contributing to this story were AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton in Denver, and Sports Writers Steven Wine in Miami, David Ginsburg in Baltimore, Bob Baum in Phoenix and Tom Withers in Cleveland.