This was mentioned in the thread discussing what Randy Moss' number will be. The following numbers are retired on the Pats: http://www.nfl.com/history/retired-numbers Bruce Armstrong 78 Gino Cappelletti 20 Mike Haynes 40 Steve Nelson 57 John Hannah 73 Jim Lee Hunt 79 Bob Dee 89 Am I the only one who doesn't like retiring numbers? It is a great honor for the player and recognizes great careers, but it really hamstrings teams in the future when assigning available numbers. In 50 years when Tom Brady, Richard Seymour, Troy Brown, Lawrence Maroney, Brandon Meriweather and James Laurinaitis' ( okay maybe a bit optomistic with a couple of these guys) all have their numbers retired, I guess the criteria will be the standard numbering scheme + 100...i.e. WRs can have numbers in the 80s or 180s. I don't want to see players with numbers in the 100s. There has to be a better way to honor players than to remove their numbers from further use.