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Nike may bring ‘aggressive’ changes to some NFL uniforms

Updated at 9:53 a.m.

Changes in NFL uniforms? Aggressive changes?

Yikes! And ... hmmmm. This could be interesting, like hats-at-a-royal-wedding interesting. Nike Brand President Charlie Denson told CNBC’s Darren Rovell that, when the company’s NFL contract kicks in next April, there will be changes and the company might just shake things up for some teams, as it did with college football last year. Nike’s special uniforms for some college teams, including a combat look, were met with mixed reviews.

“We're going to be aggressive,” Denson said. “Some teams are willing to go further than others.”

This doesn’t mean there’ll be wild changes across the board. Some teams dare not change their look and you’d think a certain Washington team would be among them. But if retail sales and aggressive designs are related, might there be some bold new burgundy-and-gold gear for sale?

Reaction to the Redskins angle, via Twitter:

@wfederman: I for one look forward to the BURGUNDY & BLACK inspired uniforms. Zorn was truly ahead of his time.

@b1joe:Blinking Johnny Rockets ad across the chest

@penwhen: huh? Suppose they could pick up soccer model of 3 diff kinds, changing completely every year.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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