Buccaneers unveil new helmet with 'enhanced logo'

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The new Buccaneers helmet with enhanced logo. (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

The new Buccaneers helmet with enhanched logo. (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night unveiled a new "enhanced" logo displayed on a revamped helmet. It was revealed on the NFL Network on Thursday night by Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and Hall of Famer and former Bucs star defensive tackle Warren Sapp.

The Buccaneers said the redesign features a chrome facemask "unique" to the NFL. It served as the first redesign to the Buccaneers logo in 17 years, when the current look replaced the franchise's original orange-and-white uniforms.

"This is an exciting day for the entire Buccaneers organization as we begin the process of introducing our new look by revealing an enhanced logo and new helmet design,” Buccaneers co-chairman Edward Glazer said in a statement.

“The logo is much larger and portrays a more intimidating presence, while the chrome facemask is the first used by an NFL team. This is the first alteration to our logo and helmet since the previous re-design 17 years ago and we believe it sets the stage for our transition into this new, exciting era of Buccaneers football."