Lions Announce Jersey Number Changes, Assignments

With offseason workouts underway, the 2015 NFL Draft complete and rookie mini-camp right around the corner, the Detroit Lions announced some jersey number updates Tuesday.

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy will switch from No. 95 to No. 53.

Ndamukong Suh’s No. 90 will go to new defensive tackle Gabe Wright, who wore it at Auburn. The Lions traded into the fourth round of last week’s draft to select Wright.

Reggie Bush’s No. 21 will go to new running back Ameer Abdullah, whom the Lions took with their second-round pick.

Fullback Michael Burton, the team’s fifth-round pick this season, will wear No. 46. Cornerback Quandre Diggs, the team’s sixth-round pick, will wear No. 36. Offensive tackle Corey Robinson, the team’s seventh-round pick, will be No. 70.

Wide receiver Andrew Peacock is switching from No. 1 to No. 18, and cornerback Nevin Lawson is moving from No. 43 to No. 24.

The NFL is estimating that by the time the NFL Draft ends Saturday night, more than 250,000 people will have made their way through the league’s draft festival in Chicago’s Grant Park.

Hand warmer Bears Fan: Since the draft was in Chicago this year, you knew some rabid Bears fans would show up. What I didn’t expect was that an actual bear would show up. This guy’s bear head and hand warmer earned him a spot on the craziest fans list.

Marcus Dolphinus: If Hollywood ever decides to make a Gladiator sequel and wants that sequel to star a Miami Dolphins fan, then this guy should be perfect. He was at the draft festival with a Bears fan, but she didn’t really seem interested in being in the picture.

Ram man: Ram man wasn’t the only fan in Chicago who wore a full football uniform, but he was the only fan who wore a full football uniform and a giant ram hat on his head.

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