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ENGLEWOOD, CO - APRIL 30: Denver Broncos first round draft pick, Patrick Surtain II, center, poses with GM George Paton, left, and head coach Vic Fangio after his introductory press conference at the UCHealth Training Center's Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse April 30, 2021. (Photo by Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)"n"n
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New Broncos jersey numbers announced

(Photo by Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Some Broncos players will be changing their numbers after NFL owners approved the expansion of jersey numbers at certain positions during the offseason.

The new rule, which was proposed by the Kansas City Chiefs, will allow running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, linebackers and defensive backs to wear a wider variety of numbers, including single digits.

According to lead Broncos writer Aric DiLalla, first-round pick Pat Surtain II will wear No. 2 and KJ Hamler will switch from the No. 13 jersey he wore as a rookie to No. 1. Wide receiver Kendall Hinton will switch to No. 9 and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will sport No. 5.

Veteran offseason additions:

QB Teddy Bridgewater – No. 5

CB Ronald Darby – No. 21

CB Kyle Fuller – No. 23

RB Mike Boone – No. 26

LB Natrez Patrick – No. 57

TE Eric Saubert – No. 82

DT Isaiah Mack – No. 97

DL Shamar Stephen – No. 99


Veteran number changes:

WR KJ Hamler – No. 1

WR Kendall Hinton – No. 9

CB Michael Ojemudia – No. 13

CB Nate Hairston – No. 27


2021 NFL Draft class:

CB Pat Surtain II – No. 2

RB Javonte Williams – No. 33

OL Quinn Meinerz – No. 77

LB Baron Browning – No. 56

S Caden Sterns – No. 30

S Jamar Johnson – No. 41

WR Seth Williams – No. 19

CB Kary Vincent Jr. – No. 35

OLB Jonathon Cooper – No. 53

DL Marquiss Spencer – No. 51