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Ravens jerseys still purple, but seeing price changes

The new – though mostly unaltered – look of the Baltimore Ravens was released Tuesday by Nike, which has taken over from Reebok as the official manufacturer of gear for all 32 NFL teams. The most visible change for Baltimore’s team is a purple ribbon along the jersey’s previously all-black collar.

At a New York City event on Tuesday, Nike presented the “Elite 51”  uniforms, which, among other things, the company says are lighter than their predecessors.

The new gear will be available for pre-order online starting April 15. The Ravens Nike jerseys will be available at the Sports Legends Museum on West Camden Street in Baltimore  starting April 26, and at other authorized retailers starting April 27, said Patrick Gleason, media relations manager for the team.

The jerseys available at the Ravens’ online store are $92, $125 and $325, depending on if the jersey is a “replica,” “premium,” or “authentic” model. If Nike’s online store is any indication, jersey prices are changing: both the lower and middle end jerseys will see a bump in price, to $100 and $135, respectively, while the highest end jersey, Nike’s “Elite” model, is $250.

But, those won’t necessarily be the costs across the board, Gleason said.

“As of right now, there will be an adjustment in price,” he said, adding that “prices can/will vary depending on the retailer, and that includes buying from, our team stores or any official NFL-apparel retailer.”

Only the Seattle Seahawks uniform underwent a makeover.

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