Buccaneers unveil new uniforms

TAMPA, Fla. -- After previously showing off their new helmet and enhanced logo, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled new uniforms Monday morning.

The NFL Nike Elite 51 uniform design features a changed color scheme that team officials said honors the franchise's past and present.

"Today marks the culmination of more than two years of research and planning to bring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a new and exciting era of our history," co-chairman Edward Glazer said. "We worked closely with our partners at Nike to design a uniform that would set the standard for both design and functionality.

"The result is a sleek, modern design that honors our championship past while also establishing a new, bolder identity moving forward."

A richer shade of pewter and a more vibrant shade of red highlight the new color scheme. As a tribute to the franchise's early years, "Bay Orange" has been added as a trim color for the jerseys and pants.

The white jerseys will carry pewter sleeves and red numbers. The red jerseys will feature pewter sleeves and shoulders with white numbers on the body and red numbers on the shoulders.

The Bucs are the first team to incorporate a reflective chrome border around the numbers on the front, back and shoulders.

This marks the first time the team has made major changes to its uniforms since 1997, when it abandoned its original orange and white for red and pewter.