Matt Judon will wear No. 9 with Patriots

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Edge rusher Matt Judon will be wearing a new number with his new team.

Judon signed with the Patriots as a free agent this offseason and an update to the team’s roster on Tuesday shows that he will be wearing No. 9 in New England. Judon wore the number in college, but switched to No. 99 when he joined the Ravens.

The Patriots roster also shows kicker Roberto Aguayo as No. 9. Judon’s almost certainly going to make the 53-man roster if he’s healthy, so Aguayo will have to find a new number if he also makes the club.

He’s not the only Patriots defender taking advantage of the NFL rule change allowing a wider range of players to wear single-digit numbers. Defensive back Jalen Mills will wear No. 2 and linebacker Ja'whaun Bentley will be sporting No. 8 after wearing No. 51 the last three years.

4 responses to “Matt Judon will wear No. 9 with Patriots

  1. Matt Judon is a great pickup for the Patriots and he fits that NE scheme very well. I loved Judon when he came out, Baltimore got a huge steal in Judon landing him in the 5th round. AZ might of landed a similar steal this season in Victor Dimukeje who has a powerful compact frame w/ long arms at 6”2/262 w/ 33.5in long arms, he comparisons and is very similar to Carl Lawson when he came out. AZ is loaded w/ edge rushers so he can learn from some of the best n learn a lot if he listens. He can take his time developing year one to because with the amount of guys in front of him he isn’t getting on the field much at all anyway hear 1 unless later in the season they give him reps in garbage time just to see how he is coming along.

  2. “Adalius Thomas: The Sequel”

    – You is great prophet and have beat me to it. Much praise.

    Though honestly I think Thomas was physically a lot more gifted than Judon is.

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