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Detroit Lions update jersey numbers for 10 players

On Sunday, the Detroit Lions will host the Chicago Bears at Ford Field in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL regular season.

But before the Lions take the field against the Bears, there was some housekeeping to do in regards to the jersey numbers some players will be wearing.

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On Tuesday, the Lions announced the updated jersey numbers for 10 players, including rookies Jeff Okudah (30), D’Andre Swift (32), and Julian Okwara (99). In addition, the Lions announced newly signed RB Adrian Peterson will wear No. 28, the same number he wore with the Minnesota Vikings for years.

Nation, which of these jerseys would you like to purchase?


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MATTHEW STAFFORD DISCUSSES ADRIAN PETERSON AND HIS PERSONAL EXPECTATIONS FOR 2020

It’s officially Game Week for the Detroit Lions as they’re gearing up for their Week 1 matchup against their division rival Chicago Bears at Ford Field this Sunday.

 

After head coach Matt Patricia met virtually with media members, quarterback Matthew Stafford took to the virtual podium to answer questions – and naturally, the signing of running back Adrian Peterson was one of the first topics he was asked about.

“I’M GLAD TO SEE HIM IN OUR UNIFORM,” STAFFORD SAID.

Of course, Stafford and the Lions saw plenty of Peterson when he was a member of the rival Minnesota Vikings. Needless to say, Stafford is happy to have him on Detroit’s side this time around.

“Saw him too many years in the purple and gold, and he was doing his thing against us,” he said with a smile. “I know he’s excited to be here and we’re excited to have him.”

He’s one of the greats at the position,” he continued. “He raises the bar for a lot of people to go out there and watch the way he works at his age and what he’s accomplished.”

Stafford was then asked if he’s going to be taking the time to appreciate that he’s had the opportunity to be in team huddles with the likes of Calvin Johnson and now Adrian Peterson:

“I’ll probably think about that when I’m done,” Stafford said. “In the moment I’ll just enjoy watching him run when he gets the ball. I’m just excited that he’s in our uniform – I watched him run from the opposite sideline too many times.”

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Matthew Stafford discusses Adrian Peterson and his personal expectations for 2020

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