The St. Louis Rams are finally reconnecting with the previous periods and players who loom large in franchise history. Past greats are regularly featured at halftime now, and occasionally a retired player or two will show up at practice. When they do, they might notice their old jersey number on someone else's back.
Numbers for new Rams: S. Hill 14, G. Reid 39, E. Sabino 59, A. Carrington 92— Casey Pearce (@ccpearce) March 31, 2014
Steven Jackson's been gone a year, but there's no point letting his number go to waste, I guess. Greg Reid's out of jail in Georgia now, by the way.
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Kenny Britt will wear number 81— Casey Pearce (@ccpearce) April 8, 2014
Torry Holt's old number goes to Kenny Britt. Of course, Austin Pettis is wearing Britt's old number, 18, so if Britt sticks and Pettis doesn't, he might get it back.
Kurt Warner's old number, No. 13, currently belongs to Chris Givens.
Players come and go, even great ones like Fletcher were here for just a short time. With a finite number of jersey numbers, a team can't really leave all of them locked under glass. But the numbers for some of the franchise's biggest icons, the guys who etched their names into the record book, ought to maybe be held in reserve. After all, when you're talking about players from the last decade of Rams' history, it's not like there are too many players worth remembering.
Todd Hewitt is definitely not going to like this.