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Archive for Sunday, July 28, 2002

Steelers change jerseys

July 28, 2002

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— The gold, black ... and white?

The Pittsburgh Steelers, a team that cherishes tradition as much as any NFL franchise, have scrapped the black jerseys their offensive players traditionally wore in training camp.

The offense now wears white, while the defense stays in gold.

Coach Bill Cowher concedes the change was made to make the players more comfortable and less susceptible to the heat of training camp.

Minnesota tackle Korey Stringer's heatstroke death in training camp last year also figured in the decision.

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