NFL Nation: Los Angeles Rams
The team announced Friday that it will honor Jones by wearing a round, black decal with Jones’ No. 75 and a Rams head logo on the back of each player’s helmet for the entire 2013 season. Further, the team has invited several members of Jones’ family to attend the regular-season opener Sept. 8, where they will be honored during the game.
“Deacon Jones was a legend who was cherished by generations of NFL fans and players,” Rams Executive Vice President of Football Operations/C.O.O. Kevin Demoff said in a statement. “Our team is proud to wear his number on our helmets throughout the season to honor his meaning to this organization.”
Jones died on June 3 at the age of 74 in his home in Anaheim Hills, Calif.
Soon after Jones’ passing, the NFL announced the creation of the Deacon Jones Award, which will go to the league’s leader in sacks every year.
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
I've logged all predictions made on the blog to this point for NFC West draft choices (primarily first-round choices).
A sneak peak at leading candidates:
Seahawks: Crabtree 38, Curry 33, Monroe 18, Sanchez 8, Matt Stafford 3 (picks made before the Lions agreed to terms with him), Knowshon Moreno 2, multiple others with one.
Quite a few voters weighed in on one team. That's why some teams' choices have more votes. I think we had about 215 people leave predictions. Thanks to those who played along. I meant to leave another reminder late in the week.