Browns LB Chris Gocong tweeted a picture of T.J. Ward in his new helmet today. The interesting part of the photo to uni-nerds like myself is that the facemask is white.
It seems unlikely that the Browns would be making that switch. First off, if they were going to do so, why not unveil that along with the new uniforms? Second, at the recent rookie camp all the players were wearing brand new helmets with the grey bars. Why issue the new players equipment that isn’t going to be used?
My guess is that the helmet Ward is trying on is new from the manufacturer and they haven’t switched out the facemask.
But hey, I could be wrong.
UPDATE: Gocong tweeted that the helmet in the photo is an old stock helmet from the equipment room. The grey bars are staying.