From losing defensive coordinator Todd Bowles to the New York Jets, to signing LaMarr Woodley, the Cardinals have made numerous changes to the organization. Today, that includes jersey numbers.
In a tweet by Darren Urban, who covers the Arizona Cardinals for the team’s site, revealed that both Frostee Rucker and Deone Bucannon would be making changes to their numbers for the upcoming season. Safety Deone Bucannon will go from wearing 36 to 20, and defensive end Frostee Rucker will go from 98 to 92.
Deone Bucannon will go back to his former college number that he wore at Washington State. After just one season of wearing number 36, Bucannon will make the switch for the 2015 season. Last year, the 22-year-old rookie recorded 81 tackles and 1 forced fumble.
As for Frostee Rucker, he will be suiting up with the number 92 on Sunday’s next season. Rucker, who is entering his third year with the team, has decided to go back to his old Cincinnati Bengals number: 92. Rucker has been a dominate force on the defensive line for the Cardinals. During the 2014 season, Rucker recorded 24 tackles along with 5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.
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With new faces on the team, Darren Urban also revealed the numbers for new members of the Arizona Cardinals.
Many of the new players will see new numbers. Corey Peters will now take over number 98 which was formerly worn by Rucker. The other Cory, also known as Cory Redding will slip on number 90. I know, it does pain me to see someone other than Darnell Dockett supporting the number. Another change for one of the new players is the number 55 for Sean Weatherspoon who wore 56 while in Atlanta. Former 49ers offensive linemen Mike Iupati will see a slight change with the number 76. Lastly, A.Q. Shipley will represent 53 for Arizona. LaMarr Woodley will get number 56 back which he is famous for wearing in Pittsburgh. These numbers are subject to change, but look to see most of these numbers and players meeting up with each other for the upcoming year.
Make sure you don’t throw that Darnell Dockett jersey out just yet. Grab some duct tape and fix that baby up to speed to support Cory Redding this year.