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.
ESPNBoston.com also looks at the new players' jersey numbers, noting that trade addition Brandin Cooks will wear No. 14 in New England. ESPNBoston.com also ponders how Cooks’ arrival might alter the reps and playing time at the wide receiver position in 2017.
WEEI.com looks at the Patriots current 90-man roster and comes away with five questions. WEEI.com also breaks down the list of jersey numbers that New England made public on Monday. WEEI.com wonders which of New England’s four draft picks will make the biggest impact in his rookie season.
CSNNE.com has its rundown of the jersey numbers. CSNNE.com notes that Vegas has set the over/under for Patriots wins this season and the number is 12.5, highest for any NFL team since 2009.
NFL.com notes that Julian Edelman (71) and LeGarrette Blount (80) were the latest Patriots revealed in NFL Network’s list of top 100 players. NFL.com breaks down the projected starters for all four AFC East teams and says the Patriots offense is “absolutely loaded.”
CBSBoston.com observes that second-year cornerback Cyrus Jones gave up No. 24 for Gilmore, making the switch to No. 41.
NESN.com continues to look at potential roster battles with a focus on tight end.