Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Number changes dot Cardinals' roster
By Josh Weinfuss
I wanted to pass along a few number changes since the Arizona Cardinals' roster was reduced to 53.
I mentioned safety Rashad Johnson is now No. 26 instead of No. 49. He wanted a clean start under first-year coach Bruce Arians.
“New season, new regime, new look,” Johnson said. “I just felt like if I was going to do it, this was the perfect time to do it.”
Johnson’s Twitter handle is @49foyamind49, a tribute to his former number, which he said was assigned to him as a walk-on at Alabama. Johnson became an All-SEC player and a two-time captain for the Tide.
“So 49 is always going to be something that’s in my heart and means a lot to me,” Johnson said.