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News Blitz 5/9: Gilmore gets No. 24!

Today’s News Blitz leads off with a look at a the jersey numbers a number of new and returning Patriots will don in 2017.

No. 24 has been worn by some pretty impressive cornerback talent in New England.

Ty Law donned it for his time with the Patriots, putting forth All-Pro, Pro Bowl and Super Bowl-winning work.

Darrelle Revis wore his traditional 24 for his only Super Bowl-winning season in Foxborough.

Now, the Boston Herald notes, high-priced free agent addition Stephon Gilmore will strive to continue the tradition of the number in regards to elite cornerback play. Gilmore also wore 24 in his time with the Bills. also looks at the new players' jersey numbers, noting that trade addition Brandin Cooks will wear No. 14 in New England. also ponders how Cooks’ arrival might alter the reps and playing time at the wide receiver position in 2017. looks at the Patriots current 90-man roster and comes away with five questions. also breaks down the list of jersey numbers that New England made public on Monday. wonders which of New England’s four draft picks will make the biggest impact in his rookie season. observes that second-year cornerback Cyrus Jones gave up No. 24 for Gilmore, making the switch to No. 41. continues to look at potential roster battles with a focus on tight end.

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