Over the past couple of seasons, a couple of NFL teams have made tweaks to their uniforms. Most of the changes were made in an effort to drive merchandise sales, or simply to jump-start excitement within their own respective organizations. The most recent uniform changes were to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks, with Tampa Bay's being the most drastic of that bunch.
A few weeks back, the Cleveland Browns teased everyone with a uniform change, albeit relatively slightly, given the few snapshots of what was seen. After some fanfare and sarcastic remarks, the team has unveiled their new uniforms to the public.
Obviously, the biggest change is with the look of the numbers and it saying "Cleveland" on the front of the jersey. As mentioned, other changes are more subtle, such as a slight change of hue in the orange color. That specific change prompted the Bengals to "troll" the Browns with an April Foot's Joke of their own.
The Browns used some of their more familiar players at the unveiling. Offensive tackle Joe Thomas, safety Donte Whitner, and newly-acquired wide receivers Brian Hartline and Dwayne Bowe were all part of the festivities. The club will don these in 2015 and the years ahead. According to The Cleveland Plain Dealer, fan reactions were mixed, though more on the positive side.