No, your eyes won't be playing tricks on you. Fans who attend the Detroit Lions' open practice Wednesday at Ford Field will see quarterbacks Matthew Stafford, Dan Orlovsky, Kellen Moore and James Franklin wearing green practice jerseys instead of the traditional red.
The green jerseys will be made from 21 recycled bottles each and are part of the Lions' new partnership with the recycling fiber brand Repreve.
Fans who attend practice also will receive green Repreve recycled towels and other items.
As part of an initiative to increase recycling at Ford Field this fall, the Lions have expanded the number of recycling bins at the stadium to 500.
Wednesday's practice is the second of three 7:30 p.m. practices the team is staging this summer. Last week, they practiced at Wayne State. Next week, they have a night practice at their Allen Park practice facility, open to military guests and first responders.
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