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New York Jets announce jersey numbers for free agents, rookies

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New York Jets fans can finally start shopping for jerseys now that they know the numbers of their team’s 2021 newcomers.

At long last, the New York Jets have announced the jersey numbers for their 2021 free agent signings and draft picks.

The team’s Twitter account shared the official digits of 13 free agent acquisitions and the seven rookies who were drafted in the fourth round or later.

The jersey numbers for New York’s three draft picks within the first two rounds were announced four days ago. Here is the complete list of numbers for the 10-player rookie class:

  • QB Zach Wilson: #2
  • OL Alijah Vera-Tucker: #75
  • WR Elijah Moore: #8
  • RB Michael Carter: #32
  • LB Jamien Sherwood: #44
  • CB Michael Carter II: #30
  • CB Jason Pinnock: #41
  • LB Hamsah Nasirildeen: #45
  • CB Brandin Echols: #25
  • DT Jonathan Marshall: #96

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And here are the numbers for the free agent signings:

  • RB Tevin Coleman: #23
  • S Lamarcus Joyner: #29
  • CB Justin Hardee: #34
  • LB Del’Shawn Phillips: #43
  • LB Jarrad Davis: #52
  • EDGE Carl Lawson: #58
  • OL Corey Levin: #65
  • OL Dan Feeney: #67
  • TE Tyler Kroft: #81
  • WR Corey Davis: #84
  • WR Keelan Cole: #88
  • DT Sheldon Rankins: #98
  • EDGE Vinny Curry: #99

A few of these numbers should bring back good memories for Jets fans. Jarrad Davis will rock the No. 52 that David Harris wore in 154 regular season games and six playoff games from 2007-16. Vinny Curry will sport the No. 99 that Mark Gastineau wore on his way to five Pro Bowl appearances and three All-Pro appearances over 137 regular season games and seven playoff games.

Longtime Jets defensive lineman Bryan Thomas wore both No. 99 and No. 58 during his 11 years with the Jets. Carl Lawson will be taking on No. 58.

Al Toon wore No. 88 on his way to becoming the fourth-leading receiver in Jets history (third-leading at the time of his retirement – he was later surpassed by Wayne Chrebet). Keelan Cole will don the number this season. Nobody expects Cole to match Toon’s accomplishments in New York, but the former Jaguar can provide excellent depth as the current No. 5 option the Jets’ wide receiver depth chart.

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