Sport Bills' Emmanuel Sanders takes advantage of new rule, becomes first NFL WR with single-digit number
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Ragnow has been first-string for the Lions ever since he was taken with the 20th pick in 2018. At first, the Lions used the Arkansas product at left guard. In 2019, they shifted him to the middle. He’s started in every game since, save for three missed contests due to injury. Holmes, who took over as the Lions’ GM earlier this year, has every intention of keeping him in place.Thanks to Ragnow's Pro Bowl nod, his fifth year will be worth $12.657 million. His next deal could put him in the neighborhood of Chargers center Corey Linsley, who leads the position with a five-year, $62.5 million contract.
Theat a number of positions to wear a wider range of uniform numbers is already being used by a prominent wide receiver.
Emmanuel Sanders, who has previously worn No. 10, 17 and 88, will switch to No. 1 for his first season with the Buffalo Bills.
The team announced the move via Twitter; new backup quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will wear No. 10.
Sanders started his career by wearing 88 with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In five-plus seasons with the Denver Broncos, he wore No. 10. He used 17 at his last two stops with the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints.
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Under the new rule, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends will be allowed to wear any number from 1-49 and 80-89. Defensive backs are now be allowed to wear 1-49, and linebackers have the option to wear 1-59 and 90-99.
Several players across the league have expressed interest in switching numbers. Incoming rookie wide receiver DeVonta Smith, the Heisman Trophy winner and potential top 10 pick during the first round of the 2021 NFL draft on Thursday, has said he wants to wear a single-digit number.
Ranking every NFL running back drafted in Round 1 since 2000: LaDainian Tomlinson leads the list
First-round running backs have had varying levels of successFive quarterbacks, five offensive linemen, four receivers, one tight end, and eight defensive players were selected before Harris, the first running back taken in the draft. Harris was one of just two running backs taken in the first round, with Clemson's Travis Etienne -- taken by the Jaguars with the 25th pick -- being the other.
Some players are not fans of the rule,.
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'State of crisis': Advocates warn of 'unprecedented' wave of anti-LGBTQ bills .
Eight of these bills have already been enacted and 10 more are on governors’ desks, according to the Human Rights Campaign. “Just to underscore the severity of these bills and the dangerous threshold we are about to cross: If these bills are enacted, it would mean that states will have enacted more anti-LGBTQ bills this year alone than in the last three years combined,” David said.The national landscapeSo far in 2021, eight bills targeting LGBTQ people have become law, most of them centered on transgender minors.