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The demise of the one-shell rule has opened the door for NFL teams to reintroduce period-accurate throwback uniforms. It’s also led at least a couple of franchises to debut alternate helmets.
New Orleans joined Washington in this regard on Thursday, announcing the team will wear an alternate black helmet at some point in the 2022 season. Longtime star Cameron Jordan modeled the helmet in a photoshoot for the team:
CAMMMMMM 💪@camjordan94 in our black helmet 🔥 pic.twitter.com/a3jFI9vA6u
First Look 👀#Saints pic.twitter.com/QKMYdNru5Y
The new helmet looks much like New Orleans’ standard shell, except the team has reversed the colors of its primary elements. The shell has shifted from gold to black, while the Saints’ fleur-de-lis logo swaps black for gold.
The most notable secondary detail is the omission of the team’s traditional three-stripe appearance. Instead of reversing the colors of the stripes on the new alternate helmet, New Orleans has instead removed it in favor of a triangular graphic pattern made up of — you guessed it — tiny gold fleur-de-lis logos.
It’s a look that will be familiar to those residing in the Pacific Northwest.
Gradients first came to the league with Seattle’s 2012 rebrand, in which the team dropped its blue-dominant look (which went by a variety of titles, including “steel,” “Seahawks” and “Pacific” blue) of the 2000s for its current navy, grey and “action green” color scheme. That included a new navy helmet with an interesting approach to striping, placing a triangular texture pattern featuring Seattle’s new feather graphic down the center of the helmet, narrowing as it moved from front to back.
Cleveland joined the textured pattern wave with the inclusion of a carbon fiber pattern in its brown helmet stripes in 2015. The team dropped the pattern with its 2020 uniform changes.
2022 will be the first time since the 1969 preseason that New Orleans will wear a helmet that isn’t gold. The Saints have tweaked their shade of gold and the appearance of their fleur-de-lis logo over the years, but have always stuck with the same basic concept — until now.
Aaron Rodgers left Sunday night’s 40-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night in the third quarter and did not return.
A disappointing first season in Los Angeles has come to an early conclusion for wide receiver Allen Robinson.
Robinson will require season-ending foot surgery, Rams head coach Sean McVay told reporters on Sunday.
Broncos DT Mike Purcell was seen yelling at QB Russell Wilson on the sideline during Sunday’s loss to the Panthers, highlighting another disappointing chapter to what has been a lost season in Denver.
New York Jets quarterback Mike White put on a clinic in a 31-10 win over the Bears. He completed 22 of 28 passes for 315 yards, three touchdowns and a 149.3 passer rating, making a declarative statement that he should continue as the signal caller.
Around The NFL breaks down what you need to know from all of Sunday’s Week 12 action.
Free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was removed from an American Airlines flight on Sunday after officers were called to respond to a “medical emergency,” the Miami-Dade (Florida) Police Department announced on Sunday.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is active for Sunday’s Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (calf) is active for the team’s Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Here are the injuries and news we’re monitoring around the league on this Week 12 Sunday.
After the Bears announced Nathan Peterman would start against the Jets, Trevor Siemian took the first snaps for Chicago on Sunday afternoon. Siemian, playing in place of the injured Justin Fields, injured his oblique during warmups.
The full inactive reports for each Sunday game for Week 12 of the 2022 NFL season.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase is inactive for the team’s Week 12 game against the Tennessee Titans.
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