Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe posted the jersey numbers for some of the new players Tuesday morning.

Here are the players & numbers:

  • S Brandon McGowan will wear No. 43
  • TE Alex Smith will wear No. 80
  • LB Vinny Ciurciu has switched from No. 43 to No. 50
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    On a different note, Patriots Football Weekly released their “Ask PFW” edition this morning, and for those who didn’t know the team actually had a slightly different name for a short time in between being the “Boston Patriots” and the “New England Patriots”.¬† According to Erik Scalavino, he checked the records with¬†‘The Hall at Patriot Place’ and for a few weeks prior to becoming the New England Patriots, the franchise went by the name of “Bay State Patriots”.¬†¬† However, after at least one newspaper headline referred to them as the “BS Patriots,” they decided to “rethink” that decision.