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Calvin Ridley to be first to wear No. 0 after NFL rule change

Calvin Ridley makes a new number in his NFL comeback.

The Jaguars’ wideouts are set to play again after a year-long betting ban, and two years after the 2021 resolution, the Eagles will allow NFL owners to allow players to wear their numbers. He is the first player to sport the number 0 jersey after accepting the proposal of Most non-linemen he wears numbers 1-49.

ridley Announce number change on social media.


Shortly after NFL owners voted to allow players to wear the No. 0, Calvin Ridley jumped at the chance.
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Patriots cornerback Jack Jones also seemed interested in making the switch, tweeting a heart-eyed emoji and writing “doughnut.”

Former New England linebacker Brian Cox was the last player to wear number 0 in the 2001 preseason before making the change for the regular season.

Raiders Hall of Fame center Jim Otto and two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Ken Burrow specifically wore “00” during their respective careers.

The team currently has a practice squad of 16 in addition to its 53-man roster, so the need for additional numbers has grown in recent years.

Atlanta Falcons CEO Rich McKay, chairman of the NFL’s competition committee, said, “I don’t think there was an argument. We voted.” , has real challenges in the world of numbers.

“This is one of the things that can help us with that challenge because there are some players who tend to prefer single digit numbers. There was very little backlash.”


View of Los Angeles Rams helmets and guardian caps during training camp
The NFL has voted to expand the use of Guardian Caps during training camps and practices.
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Recent numbering changes have opened up options for players. The quarterback can be selected from numbers 0-19. 0-49 defensive back. Fullbacks, tight ends, halfbacks and wide receivers can sport 0-49 and 80-89. Linebackers can choose numbers 0-59 and 90-99.

Offensive linemen are left at 50-79 and defensive linemen can choose from 50-79 and 90-99.

Other rule changes passed this week included expanding instant replay of reviews of failed 4-downs submitted by the Texans and making tripping a personal foul.

The league will also expand the use of Guardian Caps, protective headgear worn by linebackers, tight ends, defensive linemen and offensive linemen during preseason practices.

This season, running backs and fullbacks will also be worn, and players are required to wear them during contact practice during the season.

Among the rules not passed was the Rams’ suggestion that coaches request a review of roughing passer calls.

“There are a lot of problems out there,” McKay said. “This is a dramatic, almost dramatic change in refereeing from the field to the booth.

“It wasn’t a long debate and we voted after it, but it didn’t pass.”

It wasn’t a long discussion, voted on afterwards, but didn’t pass. “

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