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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.

April 3, 2012 at 8:39 AM

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Seahawks unveil dramatic new uniforms

Are Seattle's new uniforms for the birds?

Well, there is feather trim involved. It's more subtle than you'd expect, part of the trim down the side of the pants and at the collar of the jerseys. Even the number of feathers is significant, though. There are 12 feathers down each leg and on each side of the collar.

There's a little more of the neon green involved, and numbers that look more like a digital readout.

The biggest change, though?

The helmet. It's two different tones, and the logo now connects in the back.

As expected there is a third alternate uniform, which is grey. Actually, it's "wolf grey" according to a Twitter post from owner Paul Allen. This uniform will be available to be worn both home and away, and it might be close enough in tone to the team's white jersey that the Seahawks don't have to petition the NFL in advance to use it, but in effect, can use it in place of the regular white uniform, which is generally -- but not always -- worn on the road.

The uniforms for all teams were re-designed as Nike took over as the NFL's official uniform supplier, replacing Reebok.

The Seahawks were the team that had the most significant overhaul, though. Seattle was one of two teams that changed its logo. The Carolina Panthers were the other, and the Seahawks underwent the most significant change since 2002 when they went from silver to blue helmets and changed the color scheme of the logo for their first season in their new outdoor stadium.

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