Bears announce rookie and free agent numbers and number changes for veterans

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The Chicago Bears announced jersey numbers for their 2021 rookie draft class and undrafted free agents, as well as their new veteran free agents, on Thursday night.

With the NFL’s new jersey rules, which lift restrictions for numbers for certain positions, there are some Bears veterans taking advantage of that rule, including star safety Eddie Jackson.

Here’s a look at the numbers Chicago’s rookies will be wearing, along with new veterans and the number changes for returning veterans.

Rookie Numbers

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While it was previously announced Justin Fields will wear No. 1, the Bears unveiled jersey numbers for the remainder of their 2021 draft class:

  • No. 1: QB Justin Fields

  • No. 24: RB Khalil Herbert

  • No. 27: CB Thomas Graham Jr.

  • No. 75: OT Larry Borom

  • No. 76: OT Teven Jenkins

  • No. 83: WR Dazz Newsome

  • No. 95: NT Khyiris Tonga

Undrafted free agent numbers

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The Bears also announced numbers for their undrafted rookie free agents and first-year pros.

  • No. 6: K Brian Johnson

  • No. 24: CB Dionte Ruffin

  • No. 37: RB CJ Marable

  • No. 46: CB Rojesterman Farris

  • No. 49: DL Charles Snowden

  • No. 49: TE Scooter Harrington

  • No. 60: LB Michael Pinckney

  • No. 62: DL Thomas Schaffer

  • No. 62: OL William Cervenka

  • No. 63: OL Gunnar Vogel

  • No. 69: OL Dareuan Parker

  • No. 72: DL Daniel Archibong

  • No. 78: DL Sam Kamara

  • No. 86: WR Khalil McClain

  • No. 92: LB Caleb Johnson

New free agent numbers

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The Bears signed several free agents this offseason, and they've now been assigned numbers:

  • No. 10: WR Damiere Byrd

  • No. 84: WR Marquise Goodwin

Here are previously-announced numbers for new free agents:

  • No. 50: OLB Jeremiah Attaochu

  • No. 57: LB Christian Jones

  • No. 70: OL Elijah Wilkinson

  • No. 90: DL Angelo Blackson

Veteran number changes

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With the new jersey number rules in place, several Bears players are taking advantage. Here's a look at those players changing their numbers, including Eddie Jackson.

  • No. 4: S Eddie Jackson

  • No. 8: RB Damien Williams

  • No. 15: WR Javon Wims

  • No. 25: CB Artie Burns

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