Redskins wear throwback uniforms for ‘Homecoming’ game

November 3, 2013

Sav Rocca wears a throwback uniform as he warms up before the Chargers game. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

The Washington Redskins wore their 1937-inspired throwback uniforms to celebrate their annual Homecoming game Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. The players did not wear the faux-leather helmets as they did last season, however.

The Redskins wore the same helmets they usually do, but with the yellow and white stripes removed.

Last season’s alternate helmets had a surface that appeared to be leather. But the NFL this season has prohibited alternate helmets. That ruling came after the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee and the Player Safety Advisory Panel both suggested that it was safer for a player to stick with the same helmet for the entire season because the new helmets aren’t broken in properly.

The throwback jerseys consist of a darker burgundy jersey with numbers that are gold – and not yellow  outlined in white. The names on the backs of jerseys also are printed in gold, and the team logo is stitched on each shoulder. The uniforms also feature solid gold pants rather than the bright yellow pants with burgundy and white stripes down the side. The team’s socks are solid burgundy and white.

Prior to the game, the Redskins honored roughly 120 former players, and at halftime, the plans called for the honoring of the Super Bowl XXII team and Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams.

For in-game updates, analysis, photos and the best of social media, visit our live blog, from two hours before kickoff through the post-game news conferences.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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