The NFL is as strict as they come with regards to the league’s uniform policy.
Players can be fined for having socks too low, t-shirts too long or cleats that don’t match the rest of their uniform.
But the league is putting some of those rules aside for one week as part of its “My Cause, My Cleats” initiative. Players can wear custom-designed cleats of any color as part of an effort to provide a platform for all the various causes they support.
Players can use their cleats to promote their foundations, charitable efforts or broader initiatives, and the Ravens have several players taking part in this year’s program.
Here’s a rundown of players participating and the causes they support:
RB Javorius Allen
OLB Tyus Bowser
*Cause: *Lupus awareness
CB Brandon Carr
*Cause: *Carr Cares Foundation
LS Morgan Cox
*Cause: *The Grace Institute
DT Carl Davis
*Cause: *Trenchwork Foundation
QB Joe Flacco
*Cause: *Special Olympics Maryland
S Tony Jefferson
*Cause: *Depression and bipolar awareness
LB Steven Johnson
*Cause: *Faith Motivated Foundation
DB/LB Anthony Levine
*Cause: *4 Every 1 Foundation
WR Jeremy Maclin
*Cause: *JMac Gives Back Foundation
WR Breshad Perriman
*Cause: *Stroke Awareness
LT Ronnie Stanley
*Cause: *[BARCS for Pet Adoption
TE Benjamin Watson
*Cause: *International Justice Mission
OLB Za’Darius Smith
*Cause: *American Diabetes Association
DT Brandon Williams* Cause:* Boys and Girls Club of Baltimore
TE Maxx Williams
*Cause: *Colorectal Cancer Alliance
OLB Tim Williams
*Cause: *A Father First
RB Terrance West
*Cause: *American Sickle Cell Anemia Association
Ravens players handed over their cleats for a photo shoot before Sunday's game at M&T Bank Stadium. The entire NFL will participate in the campaign to bring about awareness.