No, Robert Mathis and Darnell Dockett won’t be permitted to wear their intricate, elaborate face masks.
Justin Tuck and Chris Canty will.
Per NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, the former Giants teammates (Canty now plays for the Ravens) applied for and received medical clearance to wear face masks that depart from the NFL’s limit of four horizontal bars and three vertical bars.
The issue emerged on Friday after the NFL advised Mathis, who plays linebacker for the Colts, that his new face mask cannot be worn in games.
The specific medical reason allowing Tuck and Canty to wear the non-conforming face masks isn’t known. Whatever it is, any player that wants to wear a similar face mask needs a doctor to claim that the player suffers from the same condition.