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Lions release all-black 'Color Rush' uniform

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News

The Detroit Lions introduced an all-black uniform Tuesday morning as part of the NFL's "Color Rush" uniform program, but they are one of nine teams that won't wear their new look on the field during the 2016 season.

The Lions unveiled their all-black "Color Rush" uniforms on Tuesday.

The uniform features a black jersey with blue numbers outlined in white trim, black pants with a thick blue stripe between two silver stripes and two white stripes as well as black socks. The jersey is similar to the black alternative look the team wore from 2005-2007, but the black pants would replace the silver pants from that version.

The Lions are one of nine teams that won’t be wearing the new look this year because they were not scheduled to appear on Thursday Night Football.

“Our fans’ passion for the team’s uniform and overall brand continues to be evident,” said Detroit Lions president Rod Wood said in release. “While we won’t wear a Color Rush uniform on the field this year, we look forward to the possibility of wearing a Color Rush uniform in 2017."

Fans can purchase the jersey at the team shop in the stadium or online at http://shop.detroitlions.com/.