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Three numbers belonged to Lombardi-era Hall of Famers , while two were recent fan favorites."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareSharePackers assign jersey numbers to 2019 NFL Draft class, with 52 and 87 among them“Bro, they gave our numbers away!”Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY SportsIt really is the dawning of a new day in Green Bay. For years, Green Bay Packers fans had watched Clay Matthews and Jordy Nelson take the field wearing 52 and 87 in green and gold. In 2019, however, things will look very different, as both of those numbers will belong to members of the team’s 2019 draft class.Rashan Gary and Jace Sternberger will have plenty of recent success to live up to when they put on those jerseys this year. Interestingly, several members of the Packers’ draft class wore single-digit numbers in college — Gary among them. They of course had to get new numbers to meet the NFL’s uniform regulations. Here’s a look at the new numbers for each of these new Packers and the history that comes with each one.Rashan Gary, OLB (1.12): #52It’s going to be weird seeing Clay Matthews’ old number on a different face this season, but at least it’s staying at the same position rather than going over to the offensive line. Hopefully Gary can be as productive early in his career as Matthews was — the former USC Trojan had 23.5 sacks in his first two years. Of course, Matthews had high marks to live up to as well, as it belonged to longtime center Frank Winters before him.Matthews just found out about the number assignment, though, and he had some fun with it:Darnell Savage, S (1.21): #26Cornerback Bashaud Breeland wore number 26 most recently, donning that last season. However, the best Packer to wear 26 is not in question — that would be Herb Adderley, who now has a minor connection to both of the Packers’ first-round picks. He wore 26 from 1961 to 1969 after being the 12th overall pick (like Gary) in ‘61.Elgton Jenkins, G (2.44): #74The Packers’ second-round pick gets a number that has belonged to a pair of excellent defensive linemen in the past Geronimo Allison Jersey White , though he’ll be on the other side of the trenches. Recently, Aaron Kampman wore 74 on his way to 54 sacks as a Packer; back in the Lombardi days it was Henry Jordan’s number for five All-Pro seasons and five NFL titles en route to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Jace Sternberger, TE (3.75): #87Do we need to explain the recent history of number 87? Sternberger will have a lot to live up to in wearing the number most recently donned by Jordy Nelson. However, that number also belonged to a legendary Lombardi-era Packer: defensive lineman Willie Davis, also a Hall of Famer and also a five-time All-Pro.Kingsley Keke, DL (5.150): #96This number assignment likely means that Muhammad Wilkerson’s time in Green Bay is done, as that was his number last season. It also belonged to Mike Neal in the early part of this decade, Sean Jones probably had the most success in these digits, however, recording 24.5 sacks in three years with the Packers.Ka’Dar Hollman, CB (6.185): #2929 became available earlier this offseason when Kentrell Brice left as a free agent. Before him, Casey Hayward wore it, and the Packers should be thrilled if they get any similar sort of production from Hollman in his career. It also belonged to a trio of starting defensive backs in the team’s lean years: Al Matthews, Mike McCoy, and Ken Stills.Dexter Williams, RB (6.194): #22The Packers likely have some explaining to do with this number. Kapri Bibbs is also listed as wearing 22 on the team website, so presumably he will be giving up these digits. There are other available numbers in the 20s, 30s, and 40s: 35 Montravius Adams Jersey , 39, 41, 47, and 48 are all currently unclaimed.This number has been handed off to a variety of running backs and defensive backs over the years, but the most notable players to wear it were running back Elijah Pitts in the Lombardi years and starting cornerback Mark Lee in the 1980s.Ty Summers, ILB (7.226): #44For the second straight year, a linebacker will wear number 44 in Green Bay. Last year it was Antonio Morrison’s number after arriving from Indianapolis via trade. Before that, however, it was primarily a running back’s number, with James Starks, Najeh Davenport, and Donny Anderson all sporting it in their Packers careers. The Green Bay Packers will likely have more salary cap space this offseason than any year in recent memory, and general manager Brian Gutekunst will surely be a busy man when March rolls around.With an estimated $50 million in cap room, Gutekunst and his personnel department will have enough flexibility this spring to add at least one, maybe multiple significant pieces to the roster. Edge rushers abound this year, both in the free agent and NFL Draft classes, so it would be little surprise to see the Packers double-up by signing a veteran and using their first draft pick at that position. Safety is also an intriguing position, though one where the team may be better suited to finding a veteran. Then there’s the offensive line, particularly the guard position Aaron Ripkowski Jersey White , which should see some investment through both avenues of player acquisition.There are no shortage of needs on this roster, but thankfully Gutekunst has no shortage of cap room this year either. Perhaps last season’s signings will serve as a signal to the rest of the NFL — and players’ agents — that the Packers truly are serious about free agency once again.Matt LaFleur can put stamp on Packers' free-agency pursuits | Packersnews.comCan beat writers please stop giving legitimacy to the idea that the Packers might sign Le'Veon Bell? They aren't paying a running back $12 million or more — not on Russ Ball’s watch, and not since the incremental improvement he would provide to the offense is worth far less than that amount.Instead, let's look at the edge rushers, defensive backs, and offensive line as serious free agency targets.Top 25 NFL free agents of 2019: Defenders dominate rankings - NFL.comThere are a handful of top-flight edge rushers scheduled to hit the market this March, but there's a good chance that a few of them re-sign with their old teams or get franchise tags. Therefore, second-tier names like Za'Darius Smith or Preston Smith might be Packers targets.Packers CB Jaire Alexander named to PFWA All-Rookie team | Packers.comWhile David Bakhtiari got first-team All-Pro from the PFWA, Alexander joins Cleveland's Denzel Ward as the best rookie cornerbacks this season.NFL playoffs: Poll shows fans *really* don’t want the Patriots in the Super Bowl - SBNation.comThis is probably the least surprising thing that could result from a poll of NFL fans about these games.Explaining the “illusion of complexity” sought by new Packers coach Matt LaFleur | Packers WireWhile Mike McCarthy (and even Sean McVay) used 11 personnel regularly, LaFleur will likely borrow from Kyle Shanahan's approach and mix up the personnel groupings frequently. One notable item, however, is that he listed off 11, 12, and 13 personnel, suggesting that he doesn't see much value in a traditional fullback.Re-grading every NFL team's 2018 offseason moves | ESPNESPN's writers gave the Packers' last offseason a C-plus. With the benefit of hindsight, they now give the offseason ... a C-plus.Florida Man Says 'Jesus Told Me To" After Driving Ferrari Into Water | Real Talk 910The first two words should explain it all. Also, here's a real quote from the guy: "Jesus made me the smartest man on earth and it's so hard to have this much responsibility."