Patriots rookies given up to date jersey numbers forward of standard season


Some first-year gamers will hold their preseason numbers, however Christian Gonzalez was amongst these to make a change.

Demario Douglas Patriots rookie numbers
Rookie Demario Douglas catching a move throughout Patriots apply. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Workers

With the common season approaching, it was lastly time for Patriots rookies who made the energetic roster to be given their official jersey numbers.

Invoice Belichick has develop into recognized lately for having first-year gamers don both random or less-than-desirable numbers previous to the beginning of the season. It was a apply that when had rookie working again Sony Michel (the crew’s 2018 first-round choose) put on a really unorthodox No. 51 in OTAs.

In 2023, the apply was toned down barely throughout preseason. Rookie large receivers Kayshon Boutte and Demario Douglas ended up with No. 80 and 81, respectively. So when it got here time at hand out actual jersey numbers previous to Week 1, each gamers caught with their current digits.

Except for Boutte and Douglas, nonetheless, a number of rookies opted for brand spanking new numbers. First-round choose cornerback Christian Gonzalez swapped No. 19 out in change for No. 6. Kicker Chad Ryland, who seems to have gained the beginning job after Nick People was traded to the Titans, will put on No. 37 after sporting No. 38 within the preseason. Offensive lineman Sidy Sow additionally moved one spot, altering No. 61 for No. 62.

Punter Bryce Baringer, in the meantime, elected for No. 17 over No. 9.

Different rookies stood pat just like the large receiver contingent. Defensive lineman Keion White will proceed with No. 99, and defensive again Marte Mapu formalized the No. 30 jersey he wore in preseason.

The Patriots start the 2023 season on Sept. 10 at Gillette Stadium agains the Eagles at 4:25 p.m.