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Brown out

Steve King, Staff Writer

08.17.2008

The Browns unveiled a new look on Monday night- solid brown pants and socks.

The pants are the same color of "darker" brown that's on the plain socks the Browns have worn in recent seasons. They contain no stripes or markings.

The team had the brown pants created as an option for their away uniform when they integrated the gray facemask in 2006. No final plans have been made as to whether or not the team will wear the pants for any other road game this year.

"I think the new brown pants and socks mixed with our traditional jersey and helmet is an exciting new look," Joshua Cribbs said. "It's exciting to experience any kind of 'first' with this storied franchise, and I'm proud to be a part of it."

Added linebacker Andra Davis, "During my career with the Browns, we have introduced several different uniform styles to honor the past, while we've also tried incorporating some new and different things. I like the look of the brown pants and socks, and I think that is the feeling throughout the locker room."

The Browns wore mostly white pants from the team's inception in 1946 through '74. There were some seasons in the early part of that period when the color was tweaked to silver -- at one time actually an official team color -- to create a contrast with the white footballs that were used in night games for a while.

In 1975, the Browns went to orange pants and stayed with those through '83, after which they went back to white. They have continued to wear white pants since then. However, they wore the orange pants again for special occasions in the first half of this decade.

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