Wide receiver and returner Devin Hester, who wore No. 23 for eight seasons in Chicago, told AtlantaFalcons.com last week that he wouldn’t try to get the jersey number from second-year cornerback Robert Alford and would opt for a new number. He will wear No. 17 with the Falcons.
Defensive end Tyson Jackson wore No. 94 with Kansas City and will wear No. 99 with the Falcons. No. 94 currently belongs to defensive tackle Peria Jerry.
Defensive tackle Paul Soliai, who wore No. 96 with Miami, will wear No. 97 with the Falcons. No. 96 currently belongs to defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi.
Cornerback and returner Javier Arenas, who wore No. 21 with Kansas City and No. 35 with Arizona, will wear No. 28 in Atlanta.
Guard Jon Asamoah wore No. 73 with Kansas City but he will wear No. 75 for the Falcons.