No. 5 isn’t available in Inexperienced Bay, so Blake Bortles had to wait to capture a number along with his fresh team.
Eleven days after signing with the Packers, Bortles was finally assigned a number. He’ll wear No. 9, which unfolded after kicker JJ Molson switched to No. 35.
It’s a fresh search for the No. 3 overall capture within the 2014 draft.
Bortles wore No. 5 in faculty at UCF and within the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos, however the Packers have the number semi-retired in honor of Hall of Famer Paul Hornung.
Bortles, who has 78 career starts, affords the Packers an skilled quarterback to pair with Jordan Fancy as NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers continues his standoff with the team.
Molson, who was signed to the Packers practice squad last year, will battle veteran Mason Crosby at some level of camp with a fresh number.
The Packers also switched the number of punter Ryan Winslow. The challenger to incumbent JK Scott, Winslow will wear No. 45. He switched from No. 7, which now belongs to quarterback Kurt Benkert.
The Packers have 89 players on the roster after releasing cornerback KeiVarae Russell on Monday. Also, Bortles’ signing in Inexperienced Bay was officially processed on the league’s transaction wire on Monday.