(CBSSports.com) - After 17 years, theTampa Bay Buccaneershave decided it's time for a change. Former Bucs defensive lineman and NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sappannounced on Twitterthat he'll be unveiling a new Tampa Bay helmet and a logo this week.
Theteam confirmedthat Sapp's not making this up and that the new look will be unveiled at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday on NFL Network.
It's not clear what the new helmet will look like, but Sapp did offer one detail. On his Twitter he said, "I'll give y'all a lil, helmet has a #ChromeGrill."
Work crews at Raymond James Stadium were seen early Thursday evening, taking down the large Bucs panels from the sides of the stadium.
10 Sports talked with Bucs' quarterback Mike Glennon, about the new look.
"I think it adds a little excitement," Mike said. "People look forward to little subtle things like that, it's nothing major. Maybe creates a little more excitement for the fans, for the players, and everyone involved."
The helmet and logo change will mark the first time the Buccaneers have modified their look since 1997 when the team dropped the Creamsicle helmets below and went to the red, pewter and black helmets pictured above.
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