NFL Unis Put Big Guys in Uniform Snit

NFL Unis Put Big Guys in Uniform Snit

Pondered in the NFL locker room this season, as some players try on their new tighter, sleeker Nike uniforms, is a question usually reserved for Nordstrom fitting lounges: Does this make me look fat?

"I hate them. They are built for thin guys," said Alex Boone, a 300-pound starting guard for the San Francisco 49ers. "It makes me look like I have big old love handles."

After a decade of wearing Reebok-made jerseys, NFL players this year switched to Nike, which unveiled a new model that has what it calls a "body-contoured fit." While it looks great on Adonis-like players such as Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Miami running back Reggie Bush, it's a bit less popular among those who are a bit more full-figured.

"I don't really care for the new jerseys," said Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Terrence Cody, who is 349 pounds and 6 feet 4. "I feel like they should put different material in for the big guys."

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