For the first time in their NFL careers, the New England Patriots 2018 rookie class was officially assigned jersey numbers on Thursday.
The full list, which is still subject to change, has number assignments that align more closely with each players respective position as opposed to the “non-traditional” numbers the rookies donned since their first days in pads this past spring.
At the start of training camp, most rookies wore numbers in the 50’s and 60’s, making it difficult for observers to differentiate between them and the veterans.
According to 985 The Sports Hub’s Matt Dolloff, the Patriots active roster is still dealing with duplicate numbers for multiple players, but they aren’t on the same side of the ball when viewing tonight’s game.
The full list is as followed
5 – Quarterback Danny Etling
7 – Punter Corey Bojorquez
14 – Wide Receiver Braxton Berrios
22 – Running Back Ralph Webb
29 – Running Back Sony Michel
33 – Cornerback A.J. Moore
34 – Cornerback J.C. Jackson
35 – Cornerback Keion Crossen
42 – Cornerback Duke Dawson
44 – Linebacker Christian Sam
45 – Defensive End Trent Harris
48 – Fullback Henry Poggi
51 – Linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley
76 – Offensive Lineman Isaiah Wynn
85 -Tight End Ryan Izzo
92 – Defensive Tackle Frank Herron
97 – Defensive Tackle John Atkins
New (rookie) numbers, who dis?
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