New England Patriots: New jersey numbers revealed for 2017
The New England Patriots released the jersey numbers of the team’s offseason additions on Monday via the team website, as well as some number changes from last year’s team.
Mike Gillislee, #35: The last Patriot player to wear #35 was 2016 undrafted free agent Cre’von LeBlanc.
Rex Burkhead, #34: Running back Donald Brown wore #34 during his stint with New England last offseason. Shane Vereen is the most remembered player to don the digits in recent history.
LeShun Daniels, Jr., #39: In 2016, defensive back E.J. Biggers wore #39. Like LeBlanc and Brown, Biggers was released prior to the start of the season.
Brandin Cooks, #14: The jewel of New England’s offseason dealing, wide receiver Brandin Cooks will wear #14 as a Patriot. The number was previously worn by wide receiver Michael Floyd.
Austin Carr, #84: Nate Washington wore #84 during his time with New England last offseason.
Cody Hollister, #81: Tight end Clay Harbor wore the number last season, however, Randy Moss is the most famous Patriot to wear #81.
Devin Street, #17: Patriots fans have reason to believe #17 is cursed after being occupied by wide receiver busts such as Taylor Price, Chad Jackson, and Aaron Dobson.
Devin Lucien, #13 (previously #16): #13 was most recently worn by wide receivers DeAndre Carter in 2016 and Brandon Gibson in 2015.
Dwayne Allen, #83: Wes Welker wore #83 during his six-year career in New England.
James O’Shaughnessy, #88: Martellus Bennett rocked #88 for the Patriots in 2016.
Jacob Hollister, #48: Hollister will share #48 with fellow undrafted free agent signee Harvey Langi.
Rob Housler, #86: Tight end A.J. Derby fashioned #86 during his stint in New England.
Tony Garcia, #63: Garcia has been listed on the team site as “Tony Garcia” after being referred to as Antonio throughout the pre-draft process. #63 belonged to guard Tre’ Jackson for the past two seasons.
Conor McDermott, #67: Offensive linemen Josh Kline wore #67 during his days in Foxborough.
Cole Croston, #70: Logan Mankins wore #70 over his nine-year Patriot career.
Max Rich, #72: In 2015, defensive linemen Akiem Hicks sported #72 after being traded to New England midway through the season.
Jason King, #74: Woodrow Hamilton wore #74 in two games for the Patriots last season.
Andrew Jelks, #76: Recently retired offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer wore #76 in recent years.
Kony Ealy, #94: Markus Kuhn took #94 during his offseason stint in New England last year.
Lawrence Guy, #93: Jabaal Sherard wore #93 in 2015 and 2016.
Derek Rivers, #95: Chris Long wore #95 for New England in 2016, although most fans know the number best from Chandler Jones days with the Patriots.
Deatrich Wise, Jr., #91: #91 belonged to linebacker Jamie Collins until he was traded to Cleveland during the 2016 season.
Corey Vereen, #59: Linebacker Chris White wore #59 for New England during the 2014 season.
Josh Augusta, #72: Augusta will share #72 with undrafted free agent offensive linemen Max Rich.
Adam Butler, #70: Butler and fellow undrafted free agent Cole Croston will both wear #70.
Brooks Ellis, #51: Barkevious Mingo wore #51 during the 2016 season.
Harvey Langi, #48: Langi will share #48 throughout the offseason, however, he’ll likely switch numbers if he makes the 53-man roster.
Stephon Gilmore, #24: Between Ty Law and Darrelle Revis, #24 has a proud legacy in New England. Gilmore will look to reclaim it’s fame since being worn by Bradley Fletcher, Rashaan Melvin, and Cyrus Jones.
David Jones, #34: Not only does he split #34 with Rex Burkhead, David Jones shares the same last name as two other members of the Patriots secondary.
Jason Thompson, #26: Thompson will wear former Patriot Logan Ryan’s #26.
Damarius Travis, #45: Cameron Gordon and Kevin Snyder wore #45 for New England during their stints with the team.
D.J. Killings, #29: #29 was made famous in New England by running back LeGarrette Blount.
Dwayne Thomas, #27: Running back D.J. Foster wore #27 for New England in 2016.
Kenny Moore, #42: BenJarvus Green-Ellis donned #42 for four seasons with the Patriots.
Cyrus Jones, #41: (previously 24): After a disappointing rookie season, Jones’ #24 now belongs to Stephon Gilmore.