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Bucs give first look at new uniforms

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Eleven days after rolling out a subtle tweak to their logo and helmet, the Bucs on Monday unveiled a first look at their new uniforms for 2014, with a significant change fitting for a new-look team under new coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht.

The single image, posted on the Bucs' official site and on the team's social media accounts, shows running back Doug Martin in white Nike jersey with red numbers and orange trim, with pewter pants and pewter on the shoulders. The numbers have a new font, as well as a unique chrome reflective border the team says is the first of its kind. The orange is a nod to the team's original uniforms, which went away when the team shifted to pewter and red in 1997.

Here's a link to a photo gallery showing closeups of both the white and red uniforms, as modeled by Martin and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. And here's a video from the Bucs' official site showing interviews with Martin and McCoy about the new uniforms, as well as explanations from Nike on the influences that went into the new design.

The team's new logo is much more prominent on its helmet, with a more intimidating skull over its crossed swords.

[Last modified: Monday, March 3, 2014 2:25pm]

    

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