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The Chicago Bears announce all rookie jersey numbers

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The entire rookie class of the Chicago Bears now have jersey numbers, so if you really couldn't wait for your Cody Whitehair jersey, you can now order one up.

I would suggest waiting however, because you never know if some of these rookies will want to change their jersey if they make the team and a veteran number becomes available.

Here's the full list of rookie numbers. The o and d signify multiple issued numbers, one player wears it on offense and one on defense. If an o or d player makes the roster, they could be forced to change their number if their counterpart also makes the team.

(4) Darrin Peterson, WR, Liberty
(18) Derek Keaton, WR, Georgia Southern
(24o) Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana
(25d) Kevin Peterson, DB, Oklahoma State
(26) Deon Bush, DB, Miami (Fla.)
(32d) Deiondre' Hall, DB, Northern Iowa
(33d) Taveze Calhoun, DB, Mississippi State
(36) DeAndre Houston-Carson, DB, William & Mary
(43d) Don Cherry, LB, Villanova
(43o) Ben Braunecker, TE, Harvard
(44) Nick Kwiatkoski, LB, West Virginia
(45o) Joe Sommers, TE, Wisconsin-Oshkosh
(47d) Roy Robertson-Harris, DL, UTEP
(53o) Dan Buchholz, OL, Duquesne
(65) Cody Whitehair, OL, Kansas State
(69) John Kling, OL, Buffalo
(74) Jonathan Bullard, DL, Florida
(83) Daniel Braverman, WR, Western Michigan
(94) Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia

A few things that stand out to me about these rookie numbers.

First off I find it interesting that the Bears list Robertson-Harris at defensive line and not at outside linebacker. After he spent time with Bears OLB coach Clint Hurtt, I assumed they viewed the 6'7", 255 pounder as an OLB.

Four year veteran Cornelius Washington (remember him) switched to #90, which gave the rookie Floyd #94.

Now that the NFL allows linebackers to wear numbers in the 40s, I think #44 is a great number for an inside linebacker.

Does #18 remind you of Mike Tomczak, Kyle Orton or Dane Sanzenbacher?

And in case you missed it, here are the jersey numbers for the Bears' key free agent acquisitions.

(8) Brian Hoyer, QB
(22) Omar Bolden, S
(46) Aaron Brewer, LS
(50) Jerrell Freeman, ILB
(59) Danny Trevathan, ILB
(62) Ted Larsen, OL
(63) Manny Ramirez, C/G
(70) Bobby Massie, T
(96) Akiem Hicks, DL

A few things that stand out to me about these veteran numbers.

Bolden getting #22 so soon after Forte is gone will surely ruffle some fans' feathers.

Freeman will be the 3rd Bear to wear #50 since Mike Singletary, can you name the other two?

Is the greatest #8 in Bears history Rex Grossman?

Here's one more jersey number that caught my eye.

(87) Greg Scruggs, TE

Greg Scruggs (listed at 6'3", 310) who played the last three games last year as a defensive lineman, is moving to tight end this year. His previous three years in the NFL were all spent on the d-line. He did run a 4.76 forty at his 2012 Pro Day while checking in at 284 pounds, so maybe the Bears have their blocking TE. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune says that Scruggs is down to 289 pounds right now and he did play a little TE at Louisville when they were shorthanded at practice.