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Jaws on No. 7 to Vick: "No problem"

It's not a retired number, but the No. 7 has been worn with pride by a handful of Eagles over the organization's 75-year-plus existence. But no one wore it with more prestige than when Ron Jaworski did from 1977-86.

Jaws on No. 7 to Vick: "No problem"

It's not a retired number, but the No. 7 has been worn with pride by a handful of Eagles over the organization's 75-year-plus existence. But no one wore it with more prestige than when Ron Jaworski did from 1977-86.

There will be another quarterback donning the No. 7, as of tomorrow's practice. The Eagles introduced the newly-acquired Michael Vick today at a press conference at the NovaCare complex, and even though there were no photo ops of Vick holding up the jersey in front of his chest, coach Andy Reid said the number was the former Atlanta Falcon's.

Jaworski, who isn't in favor of the Vick acquisition from an Xs and Os position, said that he wasn't upset that his old number would be worn by a convicted dog killer.

"I have absolutely no problem with it," Jaws, now an ESPN commentator, told The Inquirer.

There was no word on whether Bobby Hoying (No. 7, 1996-98) was distraught.

Here are the other Eagles to have slipped on the No.7 green:

Jeff Garcia, quarterback, 2006
Sean Landeta, punter, 1999-2002, 2005
Ken O'Brien, quarterback, 1993
John Reaves, quarterback, 1972-75
Roger Ruzek, punter, 1989-93
Jim Ward, quarterback, 1971-72
Roy Zimmerman, back, 1942-46

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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