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The NFL loosened restrictions on the numbers different players can wear, allowing the possibility of more single-digit numbers, a trend we have seen in college football for a while.
At least one Arizona Cardinals player will take advantage.
Safety Budda Baker will don a new number in 2021, the third number of his career.
He will wear No. 3.
He began his career wearing No. 36 and then changed it to No. 32 in his second season. He promises this is the last time.
Of course, for him to make the change, the league requires him to buy out the supply of unsold jerseys with No. 32. That could be costly.
The number change will open up No. 32 for sixth-round pick Tay Gowan. He apparently has his eyes on that number.
Teammate J.J. Watt joked about the number change on social media.
Baker also had a message to those fans who have a jersey of his with his previous numbers.