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New Season Means New Numbers For A Handful Of Patriots Players

BOSTON (CBS) -- Cam Newton is no longer in New England, but Patriots fans will eventually see a No. 1 taking the field again in Foxboro.

With Week 1 of the 2021 season now upon us, a handful of Patriots players are changing their jersey numbers. That includes wide receiver N'Keal Harry, who is making the switch from No. 15 to the No. 1 jersey that was formally taken by Newton.

The receiver -- who is starting the season on IR and won't be able to suit up until Week 4 at the earliest -- shared his jersey change on his Twitter account on Monday night:

Harry wore the No. 1 jersey at both Arizona State and Chandler High School.

N'Keal Harry
N'Keal Harry at Arizona State (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Harry isn't the only receiver making a digit change on the Patriots. Newcomer Nelson Agholor, who wore No. 13 during training camp and the preseason, is now taking over No. 15. It's the same number he wore with the Las Vegas Raiders last season when he had a career-high 896 yards to go with 48 receptions and eight touchdowns.

Rookie defensive tackle Christian Barmore is also changing his number from No. 70 to No. 90, while linebacker Harvey Langi is making the switch from No. 48 to No. 52. The Patriots will kick off the 2021 season Sunday afternoon when they welcome the Miami Dolphins to Gillette Stadium.

Tune in to Patriots-Dolphins on Sunday, Sept. 12 on WBZ-TV -- the flagship station of the New England Patriots! Coverage begins Wednesday night with Patriots 1st Down at 10:30 p.m. on TV38 and continues Friday night with Patriots All Access at 7 p.m. on WBZ! Our opening day coverage begins with Patriots GameDay at 11:30 a.m., the Patriots and the Dolphins kick off at 4:25 p.m., and after the game switch over to TV38 for full reaction and analysis on Patriots 5th Quarter!

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