Antonio Brown wears new NFL jersey number for the first time



New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown wears a new jersey number for the first time in his professional career. Brown wore number 84 in his first nine NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and throughout the preseason with the Oakland Raiders before his Sept. 7. However, the jersey had already been awarded to tight end Ben Watson by the time Brown signed with the Patriots on Monday. The 31-year-old wide receiver wore number 17 during training with the team Thursday and Friday. He wore number 1 in the Patriots practice on Wednesday. The new jersey number has some meaning for Brown. His father, Eddie, wore number 17 during a Hall of Fame career in the Arena Football League.

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown wears a new jersey number for the first time in his professional career.

Brown wore No.84 in his first nine NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and throughout the preseason with the Oakland Raiders before his outing on September 7.

However, the jersey had already been awarded to tight end Ben Watson by the time Brown signed with the Patriots on Monday.

On Sunday, Brown took to the field at Hard Rock Stadium wearing the number 17 before the New England road game against the Miami Dolphins.

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New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) and quarterback Tom Brady on the field of Hard Rock Stadium ahead of the team’s September 15, 2019 game against the Miami Dolphins.

The 31-year-old wide receiver wore number 17 during training with the team Thursday and Friday. He wore number 1 in the Patriots practice on Wednesday.

The number of the new jersey has some meaning for Brown. His father, Eddie, wore number 17 during a Hall of Fame career in the Arena Football League.


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