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  1. 14thDragon

    14thDragon Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Given it is the offseason, and I was bored enough to read the NFL.com article where it listed out the numbers available for each position. Tight Ends are supposed to be between 80-89, and then I went and saw Mills has 45. This is depiste the open spots between 80-89 for his number to have been drawn from. Is this some grand nose thumbing of the rules by the FO or the first indication he is not going to be your typical TE?

    Also, if you check the roster on the Patriots Website, apperently we have two guys with the number 19. Spooky.

    Sorry, it is the offest part of the offseason.
     
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    There are plenty of TE's who wear numbers in the 40s and the NFL usually doesn't do much about it. It probably came along with the WRs being allowed to wear 10-19 even when the 80s were used.

    But, Mills will be an H-Back in the Pats' system. Since he'll probably be used more at the FB position, he's #45.
     
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    dallsa clark wears 44. But if it helps after the Pats drafted Mills they released a statement how they feel Mills can be the same player in the mold of Larry Centers. He's a pass catching fullback.
     
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    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I'd bet a day old donut (high stakes for me) that one is on offense and one defense... :p
     
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    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    There are multiple numbers that are assigned to two players.
     
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