Steven Nelson switching to single digits with Eagles
After signing with the Philadelphia Eagles just a few days ago, we have our first look at Steven Nelson’s uniform for the upcoming season. After wearing 22 with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Nelson will be wearing 3 for the Eagles. Nelson will be the most notable Eagle to wear 3 since Mark Sanchez did back in 2015.
Steven Nelson is able to rock a single-digit uniform after the rule change that occurred this offseason. Several players across the NFL have switched to new numbers that were allowed following the rule change with more on the way next offseason. Alongside Nelson in the secondary, fellow Eagles cornerback Darius Slay will be wearing 2 this season for Philadelphia. Slay switched from 24 to 2 this offseason after Jalen Hurts changed his number from 2 to 1.
For the Eagles, their season is finally here, with today being the first day of training camp. While today is the first day the Eagles have to report, their first official practice will be tomorrow. Philly’s first preseason game is in just over two weeks against the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 12th.
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