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Panthers to wear black pants with blue jerseys vs. Patriots

CHARLOTTE – Last week against the Dolphins, the Panthers went with a first-time uniform combination, wearing white pants with instead of silver with their blue jerseys.

This week against the Patriots, the Panthers are wearing black pants with blue jerseys – another look that has never been done before in team history.

"It's really coming from the players," equipment manager Don Toner said. "They're the ones who wanted to try something different."

We've never seen the blue and black look in real life, but fans who play Madden have had the option to choose that combo for several years now. The reaction on social media indicates it's a rather popular look.

"I don't know anything about Madden, but evidently you could use this combo in the game," Toner said. "Somebody brought that up."

Preseason is a logical time to test things out, but would the Panthers consider experimenting with color combinations more frequently in the regular season? Perhaps a return of black on black?

"We'll talk with Coach Rivera and some of the players," Toner said. "We'll see."