Tony Jones Jr. changes jersey number again, opening No. 21 for Bradley Roby

By John Sigler

Well that’s interesting. Tony Jones Jr. has worn No. 37 for most of his time with the New Orleans Saints, but he recently switched it up once the team processed various roster moves.

For a few days, Jones was listed in No. 21. That’s a solid number for a running back, but it’s been earmarked for someone else: cornerback Bradley Roby, who wore it with the Houston Texans. Jones changed jersey numbers again and is now in the slightly-heftier No. 34.

That’s not as bad as No. 37. It’s probably an upgrade, with a positive legacy in New Orleans (Tim Hightower fans, reveal yourselves). The last player to wear it was defensive back Justin Hardee, who was named a team captain by the New York Jets in his first year away from the Saints.

Still, Jones has seemed to play well no matter what number he’s assigned. Here’s hoping he continues to impress now that he’s taken Latavius Murray’s spot behind Alvin Kamara.

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