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Friday, May 24, 2013
Jersey number change for Svitek

By Mike Reiss

Veteran offensive tackle Will Svitek, who signed a one-year contract with the Patriots this offseason after spending four seasons with the Falcons and three with the Chiefs, has changed his jersey number.

Svitek had been assigned Matt Light's old No. 72 but he's switched to No. 74, which came available after the Patriots released defensive tackle Kyle Love.

Svitek, who missed last season with an arm injury after starting 10 games in 2011, lined up at right tackle in Tuesday's organized team activity in place of rehabbing starter Sebastian Vollmer.

The Patriots have given No. 72 to offensive tackle Kevin Haslam, who was claimed on waivers this week.