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Redskins To Wear ‘Throwback’ Jerseys On Sunday Against Carolina

By ZAC BOYER | @ZacBoyer

Ryan Kerrigan (left) and Brian Orakpo modeled the new Redskins throwback uniforms in May. (ZAC BOYER | The Free Lance-Star)

The Washington Redskins will wear their alternate uniforms for the first time this season on Sunday for their game against the Carolina.

The uniforms, which were unveiled in May, are based on what the Redskins wore in 1937 – their first year in Washington after moving from Boston. They will be part of the team’s ongoing celebration of their 80th anniversary; it began as the Boston Braves in 1932.

The jerseys are burgundy, without stripes, with gold numbers outlined in white and a 1930s-era reproduction of the Redskins logo on the shoulders. The pants, also without stripes, are more of a metallic gold than the color found in the traditional uniforms.

And because players wore leather helmets at the time, Nike, which became the NFL’s official equipment supplier during the spring, worked with the Redskins to create a brown helmet stamped with a leather-like pattern.

“I really like them,” linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said during the unveiling. “I think they look great, and it’s a nice little change of pace.”