||04-29-2005 02:50 PM
Saints draft picks get their numbers
SAINTS NOTEBOOK: Numbers game
By Chris Pika, April 28, 2005; 4:13 pm, NewOrleansSaints.com
Apr 28, 2005 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â€Âœ 4:12 pm
Now that the Saints 2005 Draft is in the books, the numbers have been assigned for the seven drafted players who will join the Saints.
Top pick T Jammal Brown, who wore #55 with Oklahoma, has been given #70 while second round selection S Josh Bullocks will have #29 and third rounder LB Alfred Fincher has been assigned #90.
The second day draftees: WR Chase Lyman #86, QB Adrian McPherson #5, DT Jason Jefferson #99 and DE Jimmy Verdon #79.
All numbers are subject to change between now and the regular season as other numbers become available due to roster reductions.
NFL rules state that numbers are assigned by playing position. Quarterbacks, punters and kickers are assigned 1-19, running backs and defensive backs 20-49, centers 50-59 (60-79 if 50-59 are unavailable), offensive guards and tackles 60-79, wide receivers 10-19 and 80-89, tight ends 80-89, defensive linemen 60-79 (90-99 if 60-79 are unavailable) and linebackers 50-59 (90-99 if 50-59 are unavailable).
During the preseason, when playing rosters are larger, the NFL allows for duplication and other temporary deviations from the number system, but the rule must be adhered to by all players in the regular season and postseason.
SAINTS TO HOLD NFL FLAG CAMP: The Saints will hold a NFL Flag Camp on Saturday, May 14 for boys and girls, ages 6-14 in the Saints' indoor facility at 5800 Airline Drive.
All participants will receive a day of flag football instruction from NYCA-certified coaches, a Saints reversible flag jersey, two (2) tickets to the May 14 VooDoo vs. Austin Wranglers AFL game in the New Orleans Arena, a one-year subscription to KICKOFF Magazine, Saints trading cards, temporary tattoos, NFL Flag Football certificate and of course, lunch.
There will also be guest appearances by New Orleans Saints players.
Hurry as space is limited for this camp. All participants must register by May 10, 2005.
A registration fee of $100 is required. Register now by calling the Saints Youth Programs Department at (504) 731-1789.
ANNUAL SUPERBOIL SET FOR MAY 11 The Touchdown Club of New Orleans will hold Superboil XXXIII, their annual Crawfish Boil on Wednesday, May 11 from 7-10 pm at the VFW Post 6640, located at 3314 Richard Avenue in Metairie (first block off Veterans Blvd., on the lakeside).
The event is attended by members of the Saints organization, coaches and players and features entertainment, 50-50 drawings, door prizes and of course, plenty of crawfish, potatoes, corn and sausage along with drinks.
The ticket cost is $25 per person to benefit the Touchdown Club's philanthropic endeavors. For more information, call the Touchdown Club at (504) 242-4545. Deadline for paid reservations is Thursday, May 5.
2005 PRESEASON SCHEDULE FINALIZED: The NFL announced on Thursday that the Saints at Raiders preseason game on Thursday, Sept. 1 in Oakland's McAfee Coliseum will kickoff at 6 pm PT (8 pm CT in New Orleans). The game will be televised by UPN54 (WUPL-TV) in New Orleans.
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