Today now means it is 31 days from the start of the regular season for the Arizona Cardinals.
As such, we look at that number. 31 doesn't have much of a history in terms of impact.
31 now belongs to veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie, whow as signed to a one-year free agent deal this offseason. He is hoping to bounce back from a disappointing 2013.
Before this year, in 2012 and 2013, cornerback and Pro Bowl special teamer Justin Bethel wore it. Drafted in the sixth round, he has had a good impact. On special teams, he is considered one of the best in the league. Now he wears 28 and has made big strides in his play at cornerback.
In 2011, Patrick Peterson wore it briefly in training camp before he took 21. So that meant that Richard Marshall would wear 31. Marshall was a free agent pick up that became very valuable to defensive coordinator Ray Horton, as he could also play safety.
In 2009-2010, it was worn by veteran running back Jason Wright. He was a specialist. He played special teams and was a third down back because he could block well. He was a key veteran presence in the running back room.
Before Wright, from 2001-07, it belonged to running back Marcell Shipp.
In 1995-96, it was running back Ryan Terry. He caught one pass in five games he played.
Safety Odie Harris wore 31 from 1992-94. He was a backup I don't remember.
Richard Fain wore it in 1991.
The best of the group was running back Earl Ferrell, who wore 31 from 1982-89. A fullback, he rushed for almost 3000 yards in his career for the Cards, his best being 924 in 1988. He was haunted by drug problems.
1975 -- John Ashton
1973 -- Don Shy
1972 -- Chuck Beatty
1968-70 -- Jerry Daanen
1955-66 -- Mal Hammack
1963 -- John Symank
1952-3 -- Bill Svoboda
1950-51 -- Jerry Davis
That's the group. Is there a player you remember out of the group?
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