I can handle Willie moving on...but someone wearing #55 well that's a whole different story. What is the Patriots policy for retiring numbers? We have 7 retired right now. #20 Gino Cappelltti #40 Mike Haynes#57 Steve Nelson#73 John Hannah#78 Bruce Armstrong#79 Jim Hunt#89 Bob Dee Mike Haynes played 1/2 his career for the Raiders and still had his number retired. Do we have to wait until Willie retires for the jersey to be officially retired.I searched but cannot find the policy for that. Monty Beisel wears #52 which was Ted Johnson. It doesn't appear his number will be retired. So am I being overly hopefull that Willie's #55 will be retired? 12 years and 2 Pro Bowls should be enough.