Dolphins unveil new uniforms, logo

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill stands on stage as the Miami Dolphins unveil their new uniforms Thursday night. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

MIAMI -- The Miami Dolphins have unveiled a new uniform design with lighter and brighter blue and orange.

The uniform was introduced at an NFL draft party at the team's stadium Thursday night. Among those modeling for the fans were Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks Dan Marino and Bob Griese.

South Florida's sun and water provided the foundation for the design, the team said.

Miami also unveiled a new aqua, orange and blue logo with a sleeker dolphin.

The logo was officially released earlier this month, a week after the image was leaked on the Internet and caused a stir among sports fans in South Florida.

The initial plan was to announce the new logo Thursday night. But after several Internet leaks, which included one Dolphins player posting a picture of a shirt with the new logo on a social media site, the team decided to send the logo out to the media on April 1.

The new design removes the helmet and shows a sleeker version of the dolphin. The orange burst around the dolphin also is bigger than in the original.

One of the early complaints from Miami fans is the eyes of the dolphin are smaller and appear to be nearly closed.

Information from ESPN.com's James Walker was used in this report.