Meanwhile, on a sad note, longtime Chargers equipment manager Bob Wick was fired toward the end of the preseason. He had been working on the team’s uniforms and equipment for 38 years.
The Chiefs never wore the Flywire collar, but they’ve nonetheless upgraded to the new jersey template, as indicated by the telltale triangular badge at the neckline:
Baltimore put most of its offseason resources into a defense that was the best in the NFL for the first 13 weeks of 2016. The Ravens spent $56.75 million in guaranteed money on defense, bringing in Tony Jefferson. Baltimore used its first four draft picks on defensive players, including Marlon Humphrey with the No. 16 overall selection. Defense has always been the Ravens’ calling card, and this one is fast, aggressive and confident. Jefferson said this group has the potential to be “legendary.” — Jamison Hensley
The Bengals like to lean on their veterans, so Jeremy Hill likely will be the go-to guy at first. But Mixon’s talent, which has been evident in the preseason, eventually will win out. — Katherine Terrell
It’s a turbulent time in the uni-verse. The NBA is switching from Adidas to Nike, and the NHL is switching from Reebok to Adidas, which means all 30 teams in each league will have new uniforms, while MLB has been dressing its players in garishly colored jerseys with nicknames. Compared to those situations, the NFL uni scene is a relative oasis of calm.
Or so it would appear at first glance. But it turns out that there’s also a lot of churn in the world of NFL uniforms this season because most teams are upgrading to a new Nike tailoring template. You’ll be hearing a lot about how the new template is lighter and tighter, how it has Cheap Team Basketball Jerseys fewer seams and so on. But from a visual standpoint, the most obvious changes — and they’re Cheap Soccer Jerseys almost all for the better — can be seen around the jersey collars.