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Bill Belichick doesn’t like the NFL telling him what to do Justin Hardy Jersey , right down to the jerseys his players wear in practice.
Two years ago, the NFL ordered Belichick to stop having players practice in numberless jerseys, as he had been doing in Organized Team Activities. So now Belichick has players wearing numbers in OTAs. But many Patriots are wearing numbers that they won’t wear when the season starts.
That’s why running back Sony Michel is wearing No. 51 at OTAs, even though when the season starts he has to wear a running back number Aaron Burbridge Jersey , which in the NFL means numbers between 20 and 49.
Belichick scoffed about the significance of giving rookies their numbers at this point in the offseason.
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All of the Patriots’ draft picks are currently practicing with numbers in the 50s, even players like Michel and rookie quarterback Danny Etling, who obviously won’t be wearing 50s numbers when the season starts. Undrafted rookies are wearing numbers in the 60s and 70s.
Belichick liked practicing without numbers because he felt it forced players to communicate better and not rely on jersey numbers to identify each other. It鈥檚 a tactic Belichick learned from studying Hall of Fame Steelers coach Chuck Noll, who often had his players wear jerseys without numbers in practice. Now that the NFL has prevented the Patriots from going numberless Josh Robinson Jersey , Belichick has found the next-best thing.
The New York Jets have re-signed tackle Ben Ijalana, who has been a backup with the team.
Ijalana has been a versatile offensive lineman since the Jets signed him off waivers from Indianapolis at the start of the 2013 season. He played in only three games from 2013-15, then was needed more in 2016, playing in all 16 games for the first time as a pro and starting 13. The first five starts came at right tackle and the last eight at left tackle.
Ijalana didn’t play as much last season Jason Spriggs Jersey , getting in 11 games and 56 offensive snaps, plus 42 more on special teams. His most extensive participation came with 41 snaps in the season finale at New England.
He was the Colts’ second-round pick (49th overall) in the 2011 draft.
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