Lots of moving and shaking have been going on since the Carolina Panthers last took the field. There’s plenty of new faces at Bank of America and on Friday, the team announced the numbers those new additions will be wearing.
Quarterback Sam Darnold will wear No. 14 as he did in New York and during his collegiate career at the University of Southern California. The team made the following announcement:
Outside linebacker Haason Reddick will wear No. 43, his number at Arizona. While Fozzy Whittaker wore the same number from 2014-18, Reddick will become the first linebacker to sport 43 for the Panthers.
Reddick’s fellow linebacker signing Denzel Perryman will wear No. 52. Tahir Whitehead had that number last year, but it was most significantly worn by middle linebacker Jon Beason from 2007-13.
New tight end Dan Arnold will wear No. 85, stepping into the shoes of Hall of Honor tight end Wesley Walls who wore that number from 1996-2002 and scored more touchdowns than any tight end in Panthers history.
Wide receiver David Moore takes his number from Seattle, No. 83, while cornerback Rashaan Melvin will sport No. 29.
Offensive lineman Cameron Erving retains his former number at 75, while Pat Elflein moves from 67 and 65 to No. 60 for the first time in Carolina.
To view all of the numbers for every new player, click on the Panthers roster here.