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Atlanta Falcons get new Nike uniforms for 2012

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The Atlanta Falcons, along with all of the National Football League teams, will have newly designed jerseys in 2012 made by Nike.

On Tuesday, Nike revealed its Nike Elite 51 football uniforms.

Nike, which signed a five-year partnership with the NFL, said most of the changes to the league's jerseys are functional.

While the Atlanta Falcons uniform will still look the same as previous years, the team will get uniforms that are lighter, cooler and fit better. 

Some of the key features of the Nike uniforms include:

*Lighter — The Nike jerseys and pants, wet or dry, are lighter than previous versions.

*Flywire technology — Eliminates layers, reduces weight, and provides lockdown fit.

*Zoned mesh ventilation — Provides cooling zones for optimal thermoregulation.

*Zoned strength — High-tensity, stretch material, for lightweight lockdown strength.

*Cut for mobility — Four-way stretch, hydrophobic materials enable range of motion wet or dry.

*Stretch twill numbers — Four-way stretch even on numbering system.

*Customizable baselayer padding — Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong baselayer with integrated lightweight, Deflex padding offering customizable flexible protection.

*Deflex padding — Lightweight, flexible impact protection integrated into top "hit zone" areas.

*Aluminum D-ring belt — Aircraft-grade aluminum D-ring belt reduces weight.

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