The New Orleans Saints acquired linebacker Kiko Alonso in a trade with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, and he made his debut at Saints practice on Monday wearing No. 54.
There were questions surrounding which number Alonso would pick while in black and gold, with each of the numbers he wore in previous stops — No. 50 with the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills, No. 47 for the Dolphins — already claimed by his new Saints teammates. No. 50 is worn by backup defensive end Wes Horton, while starting linebacker Alex Anzalone owns No. 47.
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A few other players changed numbers in the wake of this weekend’s roster cuts. Rookie defensive tackle Shy Tuttle picked up No. 99, having worn No. 74 throughout the summer. Two new practice squad additions also selected new numbers, with running back/wide receiver Taquan Mizzell choosing No. 44, and offensive lineman John Leglue picking up No. 65.
Otherwise, things have remained the same as they were a week ago, when the Saints last practiced. It appears the rest of the rookie class will remain in their chosen numbers. Here’s a refresher on the Saints rookies:
Center Erik McCoy: No. 78
Safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson: No. 22
Safety Saquan Hampton: No. 33
Linebacker Kaden Elliss: No. 55
Tight end Alize Mack: No. 86 (practice squad)
Wide receiver/returns specialist Deonte Harris: No. 11
Wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey: No. 84 (practice squad)
Wide receiver Emmanuel Butler: No. 17 (practice squad)
Offensive tackle Derrick Kelly: No. 68 (practice squad)
Offensive lineman John Leglue: No. 65 (practice squad)
Here is the initial 10-man New Orleans Saints 2019 practice squad
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