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Bengals to keep same logo with new uniforms, per report

The “B” will stick around with the helmet.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals-Training Camp Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

There’s been a palpable buzz amongst Cincinnati Bengals fans ever since the team announced they’ve redone their uniforms. It’s the first time since 2004 that the team has made such a cosmetic change.

We know that the team’s striped helmet will not change with the uniforms. We know now that their logo will be kept as well.

In the latest episode of Hear That Podcast Growling, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic confirmed that the Bengals will retain the same logo to go with their new uniforms.

“The logo is not changing,” Dehner Jr. said. “The ‘B’ is staying, so the field will still have the ‘B’ with the stripes on it.”

While the helmet is almost universally liked by fans, the logo is definitely more polarizing. The “B” was debuted along with the current uniforms in 2004 as a replacement for the “Tiger Head” and “Leaping Tiger” logos used from 1997-2003. There was a strong hope that the new uniforms would see the tiger logos return to the team’s on-field branding, but the B isn’t going anywhere. For what it’s worth, the Tiger Head is still used on the team’s official website.

But hey, the Bengals said they were getting new uniforms, and that’s what was reported. If there was a logo change happening, we probably would’ve heard the word rebrand somewhere. Last year saw an unprecedented SEVEN clubs make uniform changes and only the Los Angeles teams, the Rams and Chargers, made logo alterations.

The Bengals’ new threads are expected to be revealed sometime in April before the NFL draft.