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Old 04-30-2006, 07:54 PM   #1
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Anyone know what numbers the new draft picks will be sporting on their jerseys? I suppose for some of the later-round picks it's too early to say if they'll actually make the roster, but you have to figure Holmes at least will be a starter come September.
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:34 PM   #2
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Anyone know what numbers the new draft picks will be sporting on their jerseys? I suppose for some of the later-round picks it's too early to say if they'll actually make the roster, but you have to figure Holmes at least will be a starter come September.

holmes- number 4? haha, no idea actually, but on the madden 07 website they had a picture of him wearing #4...
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Old 04-30-2006, 10:51 PM   #3
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Well, that would be his college jersey number, but you don't see a lot of NFL WRs with single-digit numbers. Not that I think he shouldn't be able to wear #4 if he wants...
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Old 05-01-2006, 12:09 AM   #4
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They wont get their numbers till they report to mini camps and coaching sessions when they get their equipment issued..and even then once they make the final cut, their numbers may change to a more traditional position oriented number unless they choose to keep their college number assuming its available.
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:17 AM   #5
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I remember reading somewhere that only kickers, quarterbacks and punters are allowed to have single-digit numbers - though that's probably going to be changed so Reggie Bush can keep #5.

Also, it seems it's been a trend recently (Randy Moss, a few others) using numbers of 20 or below. Plexiglass did it as well, but he bought Jeff Feagles' number from him. Sounds stupid, but athletes are fairly superstitious people and I'd imagine getting the right number carries a psychological edge.
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you are right about the single digit number, they just recently started letting the wr use numbers in the teens because teams were running out of numbers in the 80s or so i read in an article and saw on sportscenter this past season
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Holmes should and if he can wear #4
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I know 82 is availbale! I could see Holmes wearing 88, it always looked funny on anybody but Swann but there close size wise
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Most single digit players place the appropriate position number in front of their single digit number i.e... Jerome Bettis wearing #6 in college and 36 in the pros, therefore I'm guessing that Holmes will be #84.
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In his press conference, he said he'd like to wear the number 10. I'll definitely buy the jersey, but I hope he doesn't end up like an oh-so-certain #10 we've had before...
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