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“Seattle has the hottest uniform right now,” Saints running back Pierre Thomas said. “So I’m a little jealous. But I still love my all black. I think it looks nice.”

Aside from a sharp look, Todd Van Horne, Nike’s creative director for football and baseball, said the players wanted the uniforms to be as light as possible.

“They don’t want anything weighing them down. They want to be faster,” he said.

The second-most important quality was fit. “They want it to stretch and move with them,” he said.

The verdict?

“It clings to your body so nobody can hold you,” Finley said. “It’s a real nice advantage. Because you get a lot of grabbing on the field.”

Browns defensive back and former Florida Gator Haden said: “They feel like a little better edition of my Florida jersey. More ventilation in them to keep you cooler.”

But they still look like the uniforms Brian Sipe and Bernie Kosar used to wear for Cleveland back in the 1980s and `90s.

“The Browns, it’s all about traditions,” Haden said. “A lot of the Browns fans they didn’t want us to change up. They wanted us to feel better in the uniforms and to fit better and all that, but about the look, they really didn’t want you to change it up at all.”

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