The Eagles announced a few changes in jersey numbers today, and young runner LeSean McCoy was among several players who will be suiting up in 2010 under new uniform digits. The others–besides McCoy–that have switched are newly acquired DE Darryl Tapp, 2nd-year receiver Jordan Norwood, and free agent acquisitions Marlin Jackson and Chad Hall.
McCoy (pictured), who wore number 29 in his rookie campaign, has converted to 25, which was last donned by Lorenzo Booker in ‘08. This marks the second time the RB has gotten rid of 29, for he made a sudden switch prior to the start of this past regular season; he went back to it before the new jersey was created, though, as the league would not allow a new one to be created since the previous ones had already been distributed. The reasoning behind his desire to play as #25 comes from the fact that he played with it in his collegiate career at the University of Pittsburgh.
Norwood has been given number 19 after wearing 84 in his lone game appearance in ‘09. Meanwhile, Chad Hall will use 16; he had primarily used 11 and 1 while in college and during a tryout several years ago with the Falcons. As for Jackson and Tapp–two recent acquisitions–the defensive lineman will wear 91 and the Safety will use 28. Tapp wore 55 last season, while Jackson held the same jersey number while in Indianapolis (but still will wear the numeral for the first time in midnight green).
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