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Adam Jones, Phillip Lindsay highlight number changes

Posted at 2:06 PM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 16:13:15-04

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With the Broncos roster set, players began playing the numbers game Monday.

Several players switched jersey numbers, most notably cornerback Adam Jones and running back Phillip Lindsay. With future Hall of Famer Champ Bailey's blessing, Jones switched to No. 24. Jones is the first to don the digits since Bailey left the Broncos following the 2013 season. Bailey said on his Instagram account last week that he was cool with Jones wearing the number. Jones looked up to Bailey, and wore No. 24 in previous NFL stops because of him.

The 34-year-old figures to have a role Sunday on special teams, returning punts and kicks, and in subpackages defensively. 

Lindsay, a former CU star, wore No. 2 in training camp. That is not allowed during the season. He switched to No. 30, made famous by Hall of Famer Terrell Davis. 

New quarterback Kevin Hogan, pictured above, is wearing No. 9. Because it will be asked, Hogan is the clear No. 3 on the depth chart behind starter Case Keenum and backup Chad Kelly.

Others who switched: Running back Royce Freeman (No. 28), David Williams (No. 33), safety Trey Marshall (No. 36) and linebacker Josey Jewell (No. 47).


All players were accounted for at practice, save for cornerback Tramaine Brock. He was excused because of a personal issue. The Broncos officially added outside linebacker Jeff Holland and guard Avery Gennesy. Receiver Carlos Henderson will be added after he serves his one-game suspension this week. 


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