Some NFL players have shunned the use of leg pads, but they may no longer have that option.

Thigh and knee coverings could become mandatory after a scheduled vote on a proposal Tuesday by NFL owners that would require all players to use a complete set of pads for their protection, Fox Sports reported.

Safety continues to be a concern in the NFL and some believe that covering the thighs and knees will cut down on bruising and other potential injuries.

Skill-position players such as receivers and defensive backs have eschewed the leg pads because they believe they are balky and slow them down on the field.