There are 29 days left until the start of the regular season for the Arizona Cardinals. So let us look at the jersey number 29.
The number is worn by cornerback Teddy Williams. He was signed during the season last season as a receiver and then tore his Achilles. He was switched to cornerback and he will be in the mix for the last cornerback spot on the roster.
Before him, running back Alfonso Smith wore it least season. He had worn 46 previously. He is on the 49ers now, but was one unlikely holdover from the Ken Whisenhunt days. He made the team outright after only making the team in 2012 because of injury.
In 2012, cornerback Jamell Fleming wore it. He was a third round pick and started off with a lot of promise. Then his playing time disappeared and defensive coordinator Ray Horton criticized his effort in practice. He was a solid special teams player, but did not make the team last year and was signed by the Jaguars.
Two players wore it in 2011. First it was cornerback Bryant Nnabuife, who was a training camp player who didn't make the team. Then it belonged to running back Chester Taylor, who was signed after Ryan Williams got injured for the season. A one-time 1000-yard rusher, he was 32 as a Cardinal and was a third down back mainly.
Promising cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie wore 29 from 2008-10. He was a first round pick and looked like he could be the next great shutdown corner. He suffered from concentration issues and was not a good tackler. He was traded to the Eagles as part of the team that brought Kevin Kolb to the desert.
Safety Quentin Harris wore 29 from 2002-05. He made the team as an undrafted rookie. He played four years as a backup and started six games.
In 1998-99, it was running back Adrian Murrell. He came to the desert after five seasons with the Jets. In the playoff year of 1998, he rushed for over 1000 yards. The next season he was not as effective in the running game, averaging only 2.9 yards per carry behind a makeshift offensive line, but caught 49 passes and had almost 900 total yards from scrimmage.
Ty Howard wore 29 his rookie season in 1997. He was a third rounder that year and played 15 games, mostly off the bench. He had a sack and 30 tackles.
From 1990-95, it 29 belonged to Lorenzo Lynch. He began as a cornerback and moved to safety in 1994 under Buddy Ryan. He twice had three interceptions in a season and twice had at least 80 tackles.
And now for the rest:
1987 -- Johnny Holloway
1986 -- Scott Holman
1985 -- Liffort Hobley
1980-- Gerard Williams
1968 -- Brady Keys
There you go. Another day in the books. Who was your favorite No. 29?
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