For the hardcore Saints fans who will be looking to get the jersey of their new favorite player will have to wait no longer. The selection of jersey numbers the 2013 rookie class will wear have been announced and posted on NOLA.com.
It should be noted that in the article, wide receiver Kenny Stills is listed as having #82 but that number is worn by tight end Benjamin Watson. The correction is later made in the actual list however.
I've also made some notes next to certain numbers detailing former players who've recently worn them. A few of the numbers taken are a stark reminder that this team is moving on.
OT Terron Armstead #72
DT John Jenkins #92
WR Kenny Stills #84
OLB Rufus Johnson #59
QB Ryan Griffin #4
CB Ryan Lacy #29 -- previously worn by RB Chris Ivory
RB Shawne Alston #34
CB Rod Sweeting #38
LB Rayford Shipman #46
LB Kevin Reddick #52 -- previously worn by LB Jonathan Casillas
OLB Chase Thomas #58 -- previously worn by LB Scott Shanle
C Elliot Mealer #61
OG Tim Lelito #68
DE Glenn Foster #74 -- previously worn by LT Jermon Bushrod
TE Keavon Milton #83
TE Josh Hill #89
LB Eric Martin #55 -- previously worn by now retired LB Scott Fujita