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49ers to unveil first ‘alternate’ uniforms on Thursday

The 49ers on Thursday will unveil the first “alternate” uniform in franchise history. The team offered no hints on the new look but will show them off at its draft party on Thursday. The event runs from 4- 9 p.m. at California’s Great America park.

“I think the fans are going to be excited when they see our new look,” said linebacker NaVorro Bowman, who was among a group of players involved in the design of the new uniform. “I think the fans are going to understand we mean business. All I can say is we won’t have to worry about how we look, because we’ll know we look good.”

The last time the 49ers changed their uniform was prior to the 2009 season. That’s when they returned to the red color used in the 1980s as well as a gray facemask. Many NFL teams wear alternate jerseys during the season, some of which hearken to previous eras. The 49ers, for example, wore red and silver in the 1960s.

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