After spending his rookie season carrying No. 28, Bills operating again James Cook has determined to alter numbers forward of the 2023 season. The Bills introduced on Friday that Cook will put on No. 4 going ahead. Cook will put on the identical quantity as his older brother, Vikings Pro Bowl again Dalvin Cook, who modified numbers earlier than the beginning of final season.
Cook wore No. 4 throughout his time at Georgia from 2018-21. As a senior, Cook ran for 728 yards and 4 touchdowns whereas averaging 6.4 yards per carry. He additionally caught 27 passes for 284 yards and 4 touchdowns whereas serving to the Bulldogs seize their first nationwide title in over 40 years.
The 63rd general decide within the 2022 NFL Draft, Cook ran for 507 yards and two touchdowns final season whereas averaging 5.7 yards per carry. He caught 21 passes for 180 yards and a landing whereas enjoying an integral position in Buffalo successful its third consecutive AFC East division crown.
Cook, who shared enjoying time final season with now Texans operating again Devin Singletary, will share a backfield subsequent season with again Damien Harris, a former starter with the Patriots who signed with Buffalo earlier this offseason.
Cook is certainly one of a number of gamers who modified their numbers over the previous week. Bengals wideout Tee Higgins went from No. 85 to No. 5 (his quantity throughout his time at Clemson), whereas Cowboys security Jayron Kearse, Jaguars large receiver Calvin Ridley and Giants large receiver Parris Campbell will put on No. 0 after the league put that quantity again into circulation earlier this week.
Changing numbers does come at a price for Cook and Co.; gamers (per league rule) should buy the present stock of unsold jerseys bearing their previous quantity earlier than being permitted to alter numbers.
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