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    By: DENNIS WASZAK Jr.FLORHAM PARK Cheap Mark Andrews Jersey , N.J.Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) _ Sam Darnold is keeping his No. 14 with the New York Jets.

    Almost immediately after the former USC quarterback was drafted with the No. 3 overall pick last Thursday night, many Jets fans took to social media clamoring for the team to announce what jersey number Darnold would wear to start his NFL career.

    New York made it official on Tuesday with a post on Twitter _ giving fans the green light to go order their green-and-white No. 14 Jets jerseys.

    OFFICIAL! #SamDarnold pic.ucwbZRWV4f

    鈥?New York Jets (@nyjets) May 1, 2018

    Wide receiver Andre Roberts, signed this offseason as a free agent, had been listed on the Jets' roster as No. 14 _ and it remained that way as of Tuesday night. It's unclear what number Roberts will wear.

    Some crafty fans might be able to make use of their old Ryan Fitzpatrick jerseys, who wore No. 14 with the Jets during the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

    Sam Darnold now has his jersey number with the #Jets - and it will look familiar to #USCFootball fans. @DWAZ73 s://t.co/RFPqDSUIaY pic.G4gd64O3wx

    鈥?AP NFL (@AP_NFL) May 2, 2018

    Eight other players have worn the number during their Jets careers Calvin Ridley Jersey Elite , including: Richard Todd (1976-83), Tom O'Connor (1987), Troy Taylor (1990), Glenn Foley (1994), Neil O'Donnell (1996-97), Greg McElroy (2012), Chris Owusu (2014) and Jeremy Kerley (2017).

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquired Jason Pierre-Paul to bolster an anemic pass rush. However, the former New York Giants star wants to be a lot more than a one-dimensional player.

    The two-time Pro Bowl end believes he can be part of the solution to a leaky run defense, too, in addition to stalking opposing quarterbacks.

    "I want everybody to know that I'm still capable of playing the run James Daniels Jersey Elite ," the 29-year-old said. "They already know I can play the pass. But if you can't stop the run, there is no pass rush."

    The Bucs traded for Pierre-Paul in March after having one of the NFL's least-effective defenses a year ago, when they went 5-11 and ranked last in passing and total yards allowed, as well as sacks with 22.

    The team hasn't had a player with 10 or more sacks in a season since Simeon Rice had 14 in 2005.

    The 6-foot-5, 275-pound Pierre-Paul had 58 1/2 sacks in eight seasons with the Giants, including a career-best 16 1/2 in 2001 and 12 1/2 in 2014.

    He hasn't come close to posting double-digit sack totals since suffering a serious hand injury in a Fourth of July fireworks accident three years ago. Still, his numbers have improved each season from one in eight games in 2015 to seven in 2016 and 8 1/2 in 2017.

    The Bucs feel Pierre-Paul, who played in college locally at South Florida, is an ideal fit for what they want to do with a revamped defensive line also featuring Pro Bowl tackle Gerald McCoy, offseason acquisitions Beau Allen Youth Logan Woodside Jersey , Vinny Curry and Mitch Unrein, and first-round draft pick Vita Vea.

    Coach Dirk Koetter likes what he's seen in training camp.

    "Just a real impressive veteran player that's willing to share with the younger guys," Koetter said. "His ability to work in the heat 鈥?sometimes those veteran players don't want to come out and work as hard as we ask them to in training camp, but he's been out front all the way."

    Like Pierre-Paul, the coach believes the ninth-year pro is versatile enough to help the Bucs slow opponents on the ground, as well as through the air.

    "When we played (the Giants) last year, just from our standpoint, we probably feared him more in the running game than we did in the pass game." Koetter said.

    "That's not a downgrade to him because we see good pass rushers every week," the coach added, "but a lot of those speed rushers can't play the run. I mean Christian Kirk Cardinals Jersey , he's 280 pounds."

    Pierre-Paul won a Super Bowl with the Giants in 2011, while Allen and Curry signed with Tampa Bay in free agency after being part of a deep line rotation that helped Philadelphia win it all last season.

    The Bucs are counting on them to bring a championship mentality to a team that's missed the playoffs 10 straight seasons 鈥?the second-longest drought in the league.

    "It's been great. We just keep creating chemistry out there. Everybody pass-rushes differently; everybody plays the run different," Pierre-Paul said.

    "As veterans on the team, we're teaching the young guys how to come up and how to do things correctly," he added. "We were all once in their position, so we are (building) great chemistry together. That's a great start for us."


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