http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/20...steelers.numbers.ap/index.html?section=si_nfl That is incorrect. Holmes would be completely free to wear #10 if the season started tomorrow. NFL rules state that receivers can wear #80-89 AND #10-19, not just when the #80s are filled up. For example, when Matt Jones joined the Jaguars last year, he wore #18 - all season - and in fact, Ernest Wilford wore #19 and Reggie Williams wore #11. However, here were their players in the 80s: 80 - Kyle Brady, TE 81 - FREE 82 - Jimmy Smith, WR 83 - Todd Yoder, TE (I.R.) 84 - Chad Owens, WR 85 - Cortez Hankton, WR 86 - FREE 87 - George Wrighster, TE 88 - Joe Zelenka, TE 89 - FREE Or, as the article uses as an example, when Quincy Morgan joined the Steelers last year and wore #11: 80 - Cedrick Wilson, WR 81 - Sean Morey, WR 82 - Antwaan Randle El, WR 83 - Heath Miller, TE 84 - Jerame Tuman, TE 85 - Nate Washington, WR 86 - Hines Ward, WR 87 - FREE 88 - Matt Kranchick - WR 89 - Lee Mays, WR Or, when the Broncos had Todd Devoe as #14, Darius Watts as #17, and David Terrell as #13 throughout the 2005 season: 80 - Rod Smith, WR 81 - Charlie Adams, WR 82 - FREE 83 - Mike Leach, LS 84 - Wesley Duke, TE 85 - Ashley Lelie, WR 86 - FREE 87 - FREE 88 - Jeb Putzier, TE 89 - Nate Jackson, TE Jerry Rice even had #19 before he retired on September 5th.