Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill was assigned number 17 when he was drafted. Some players, however, have been reassigned numbers with the start of the 2012 season.
The Miami Dolphins worked the waiver wire this weekend, as well as signed eight players to the practice squad. Through all the changes, numerous jersey numbers have changed. Here is an updated list of every Dolphins player, with their (currently) assigned number.
The NFL regulates what positions can wear which numbers. The current rules allow the numbers 1-9 to be assigned to quarterbacks, kickers, and punters, while 10-19 are quarterbacks, kickers, punters, and wide receivers. Numbers 20-39 are reserved for running backs, cornerbacks, and safeties, while 40-49 adds tight ends to the previous group, assuming there are no available numbers in the 80s for the tight end.
Numbers 50-79 cover the offensive and defensive lines, with linebackers able to wear the 50-59 block. Moving back to the offensive side of the ball, the block of numbers 80-89 is reserved for wide receivers and tight ends. The final numbers 90-99, are back on defense, with linebackers or defensive lineman allowed to wear them.
A player must wear a number assigned to his "primary" position, and is not required to change his number if changing positions, as long as he is not moving from a receiver eligible position to a non-eligible number. This rule effected Miami's Will Yeatman this year, who was number 89 as a tight end last year, and is now assigned number 60 as a tackle.
A player may also were any number during the preseason, since there are a larger number of players on each team's roster. Once the team's cut roster down to the 53-man regular season limit, every player number be assigned a number within their position block.
The use of the numbers 0 and 00 was ended in 1973.
On to the Dolphins numbers:
|S||Kelcie McCray||37||Injured Reserve|