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New Jersey Numbers For New Eagles, but No New Eagles Jerseys

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If you've been dying to get your hands on a new Eagles jersey based on one of the players the Eagles signed in free agency this offseason, you're now in luck! The team officially revealed the jersey numbers for new Eagles players on Tuesday. And no, this is not an April Fools' joke.

And now for some high-level jersey number analysis:

Quarterback Mark Sanchez changed his number from 6 to 3. Alex Henery currently wears 6. Sanchez has worn 6 his whole career, so 3 is a new start for him. Former Eagles legend backup quarterback Mike Kafka used to wear 3. Dennis Dixon wore 3 when he was in training camp with the Eagles last year.

Number 23 is now owned by cornerback Nolan Carroll. May he care about football more than one of the last players to wear that number: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins is number 27. That's the number he wore in New Orleans. No change. Same goes for Darren Sproles with 43.

Special teams ace and backup safety Chris Maragos is taking Kurt Coleman's old 42 number. Coleman is still a free agent, but if you had any thought he might return to the Eagles.... well.

Josh Kaddu, former Oregon LB, is wearing 49. Linebackers aren't typically allowed to wear numbers 40-49, but there is an exception when all the numbers in the 50s and 90s are not available. The more you know!

Some depth offensive linemen get numbers: David Molk is 63 and Allen Gardner is 66. Gardner  keeps his number from his time in Houston and Molk changes from 60 to 63.

Last, but certainly not least, Bryan Braman gets number 56. Braman wore 50 with the Texans, but 56 is a fitting number for him. It's a nice little throwback to former Eagles depth linebacker and special teams player Akeem Jordan.


For those thinking that the Eagles have changed their jerseys, that's not the case. Dave Spadaro notes that the jerseys pictured above are just a graphic and not the official jerseys. False alarm.

So who's excited to own a brand new Mark Sanchez jersey?

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