Veteran running back Fred Taylor, who wore jersey No. 28 throughout his career in Jacksonville, will don No. 21 as a New England Patriot.
Safety Antwain Spann wears No. 28 in New England, and he said he was willing to give it up for Taylor. But Taylor must have preferred 21, which he wore at the University of Florida.
This 1999 story from the Florida Times-Union recaps Taylor's initial jersey choice with the Jaguars.
In New England, No. 21 was last worn by cornerbacks Randall Gay (2004-2007), Jason Webster (2008) and Deltha O'Neal (2008).