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Detroit Lions to wear all 4 uniforms; gray Color Rush coming Dec. 16

Detroit Free Press — Carlos Monarrez Detroit Free Press

July 17--It's official. The Detroit Lions will wear all four of their new uniforms this season.

The Lions will wear their throwback uniform on Thanksgiving Day against the Minnesota Vikings and their new steel-gray Color Rush uniform when they host the Chicago Bears at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Ford Field, which is a nationally televised game on NFL Network.

In April, team president Rod Wood had said he hoped the Lions would use all four uniforms. Typically, the color rush uniforms are worn on Thursday night games. But since the Lions don't have a Thursday night game on their schedule, it seemed unlikely they would don the new steel-gray outfit.

"If we don't (have a Thursday night game), we'll have to evaluate whether or not to use it," Wood said in April.

Some features of the new Color Rush jerseys, which are officially anthracite, or dark steel grey, with white numerals trimmed in Honolulu blue. The sleeves are similar in style to the away uniforms with the Honolulu blue striping. The right sleeve features "LIONS" screen-printed in white and the left sleeve again features the initials WCF, for late owner William Clay Ford, with two vertical bars in Honolulu blue and silver.

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