CINCINNATI — The reigning AFC champions are getting a makeover — for at least one game.
The Cincinnati Bengals revealed theirs alternative helmets for the upcoming NFL season. For the first time in franchise history, team caps will feature white as the primary color instead of the team’s traditional orange. White replaces the primary orange color on the striped helmet used since 1981.
The NFL reportedly issued a memo to clubs in June allowing the use of a spare helmet. Teams wishing to use a different helmet had to notify the league by July 31 to receive official approval.
Cincinnati joins the New York Giants, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers as some of the teams set to take advantage of the relaxed restrictions.
This is also the second year in a row that Cincinnati has tinkered with their uniforms. Last year, the Bengals unveiled new kits for the first time since 2003.
An announcement is expected next week on when the Bengals will wear their white helmets this season, according to a team spokesman.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34280652/cincinnati-bengals-switch-orange-white-alternate-helmet-look Cincinnati Bengals to switch out orange for white in alternate helmet look