Wood: Lions uniform change ‘won’t be radical’

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News
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Detroit — Lions president Rod Wood commented in February about the team potentially making changes to the uniforms in 2017, including the color scheme and overall look.

And while the team is looking into new uniforms for 2017, Wood said Thursday that the changes won’t be drastic.

“It won’t be a radical change,” he said. “We still love the Honolulu blue and the silver and the lion.”

Wood, speaking to about 2,000 people at the Lions Member Summit at Ford Field, went on to call the team’s logo “one of the greatest logos” in the league.

However, regardless of whether the uniforms are headed for a total redesign, there should be plenty of new jerseys available within the next two years.

Next season the Lions will wear a color rush jersey like the rest of the NFL. Wood has seen that alternate jersey, but declined to say what color it is, as he did last week at NFL annual meetings. The color rush uniform, which is all one color, should be revealed around the time of the schedule release in late April, and the Lions will either wear them on Thanksgiving or during a Thursday night game, if they have one.

As for 2017, Wood said the team is “looking at an update” to the home and road jerseys, and there could be a throwback jersey, too. The Lions will likely have another color rush jersey in 2017 as well, Wood said.

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