Alshon Jeffery to wear No. 17 with Eagles

Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor, seen here in a 2016 game, will switch numbers for the 2017 season. He will wear No. 13 and Alshon Jeffrey will wear No. 17. Other players are switching numbers, too.

Alshon Jeffery will wear No. 17 in Philadelphia after all.

On Friday, Jeffery said he would pick a new number with the Eagles after wearing No. 17 for five seasons with the Chicago Bears. But the Eagles announced Monday that Jeffery will keep No. 17, and Nelson Agholor will change to No. 13. Agholor said during the season that one of the reasons he originally picked No. 17 was his relationship with Jeffery. After two disappointing seasons, he will change to Josh Huff's old number.

Torrey Smith will wear No. 82, with tight end Anthony Denham switching to No. 83. Smith wore 82 with Baltimore and San Francisco. It was last worn in Philadelphia by Emil Igwenagu, but two Smiths recently wore the uniform: L.J. Smith and Alex Smith. So if you still own an L.J. Smith jersey, you’re in luck. It's back in style. 


Thumbs up or down on Nick Foles’ return to the Eagles?

Chance Warmack will wear No. 67, which was last worn in Philadelphia by Dennis Kelly.

Also, Trey Burton is switching from No. 47 to No. 88. He originally wore No. 47 because he had running-back responsibilities in addition to playing tight end. Burton is now a full-time tight end, so he’s wearing a more traditional tight-end number. It was last worn in Philadelphia by Jeff Maehl. 

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Load comments
Continue Reading