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Patriots’ Mohamed Sanu Sr. Says Tom Brady Offered Him No. 12 Jersey After Trade

HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 06: Mohamed Sanu #12 of the Atlanta Falcons warms up prior to the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Tom Brady got so excited about the addition of Mohamed Sanu Sr. that the New England Patriots quarterback was ready to give up his iconic No. 12.

Sanu told reporters Friday that Brady offered his jersey number when the Patriots acquired Sanu from the Atlanta Falcons:

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It’s perhaps a sign of how happy Brady is to have another solid receiver. The Patriots placed Josh Gordon on injured reserve Wednesday, taking away one of their best offensive playmakers.

Sanu, who has worn No. 12 for his eight-year NFL career, will switch to No. 14 in New England.

The six-time Super Bowl champion led all NFL players in officially licensed merchandise sales from March 1 through May 31.

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Not too great, though, when he calls Kilgore “old man” or sometimes “mountain man.” Though he knows that’s just Guge being Guge.

Then there’s the historical side of DeGuglielmo like when he shows clips to his players of some of the best offensive linemen in NFL history. Showed them one about former Patriots All-Pro John Hannah. And another that featured former Bengals’ All-Pro Anthony Munoz.

“Tried to show them what greatness looks like,” he explains. “Can you believe they hadn’t heard of them?”

And, oh yes, there’s one other side of DeGuglielmo we have yet to really touch on, a side that his players seem to have embraced as well – as much as you can embrace a kick in the butt. He can be brutally hard on his players, demanding that things be done precisely the way he wants it. Just as that sense of humor can quickly appear so can that Italian fuse.

Guard Evan Boehm played for DeGuglielmo last year in Indianapolis, which is a large reason why he is now with the Dolphins. You take care of Coach Guge and he’ll take care of you. Sometimes he’ll do it with a smile; other times with a scream. Either way, the message is usually received loud and clear.

“What you see is what you get,” Boehm said of his coach. “He’s the same person 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He’s intense. He gets after it. He demands perfection. He makes practice 10 times harder than a game. He’ll kick you in the ass and pat you on the back, but I think he’s best known for kicking you in the ass.”

He’s been doing a lot of that lately, what with so much turnover on the offensive line and so little time each week to adjust and react. Consider what’s it been like:

The team’s best offensive lineman, left tackle Laremy Tunsil, was traded to the Houston Texans for a treasure trove of draft picks about 10 days before the season began.

Two early on starters – tackle Julién Davenport and guard Danny Isidora – are now on injured reserve.

Jesse Davis, the most versatile of his linemen, has missed time with an elbow injury.

As a result of the injuries, sixth-round pick Isaiah Prince got his first start a few weeks ago against the Chargers. Coach Guge was asked recently why he started Prince at right tackle. The response: “As opposed to me playing right tackle?” Funny man.

Last Sunday against the Redskins, it became four different lineups in five games when Davis returned from his injury.

Could it be five out of six games with different lineups on Sunday at Buffalo? There’s certainly a chance of that with Kilgore missing Wednesday’s practice due to a knee injury sustained late in the game against the Redskins.

“When we say we have a long way to go, that’s an understatement,” DeGuglielmo said.

But progress is being made. Every day. Every practice. The hope is that a clear starting five can emerge and that some cohesiveness can develop that just wasn’t possible amid all the early season changes. The hope is that DeGuglielmo can get the most out of these players just as he has done so often through his coaching career.

Talk to each player and it is clear the type of impact Coach Guge is having.

“I’d love to play for him for the rest of my career,” said Kilgore.

When you get right down to it, what more do you really need to know than that?

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Former Pitt running back and NFL Hall of Famer Curtis Martin was honored by the Walter Camp Football Foundation on Monday as its Man of the Year for 2019. The award is given to current or former football players and coaches as well as others close to the game who have made an effort to serve their communities.

“We are thrilled to honor Curtis Martin as our Man of the Year,” Walter Camp Football Foundation president Mario Coppola said in a release. “In addition to his Hall of Fame playing career, Martin’s volunteer work and compassion for others truly embodies what our foundation stands for.”

Martin put together an illustrious career on the gridiron that saw him rush for 14,101 yards and 90 touchdowns over a period of 11 seasons in the NFL split between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets. His career rushing yardage ranks fifth all time in the league, and he got his start at Pitt, where he ran for 1,075 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior in 1993.

Since his retirement from the NFL in 2007, Martin has devoted a significant amount of time and effort to charity work and community service. Much of his work has been done through the Curtis Martin Job Foundation, which he founded during his playing career to provide assistance and support to single parents and low-income communities.

For his work with his foundation, Martin previously earned the Horizon Award from the Congressional Award Foundation as well as an honorary degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. The Pittsburgh native was also involved in a $14 million effort to revitalize an athletics park in the city’s Homewood neighborhood.

Martin is the first Pitt alum to win Man of the Year honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation, but a number of recent honorees should be familiar to those from the Pittsburgh area. Former Pittsburgh Steelers Jerome Bettis, Lynn Swann and Rocky Bleier were honored in 2014, 1996 and 1985, respectively. And last year’s Man of the Year was Mike Golic from ESPN’s Golic and Wingo show.

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The Patriots’ defense has been impressive this season to say the least, but former New England safety Rodney Harrison isn’t all in on them just yet. Harrison, now an NFL analyst for NBC Sports, discussed the defensive unit on an NBC Sports conference call ahead of the Patriots’ “Sunday Night Football” matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, and noted some vulnerabilities after eight games. “Just watching them on tape, they do have some vulnerabilities,” Harrison said, as transcribed by WEEI. “You look at them last week against Cleveland.

Nick Chubb ran through them. If he doesn’t fumble the ball twice, it’s a totally different game. “You look at the level of the competition — and I think that’s what (Bill Belichick) is kind of referring to,” Harrison added. “The first seven, eight weeks of the season, they really hadn’t played anybody. Now you get into the meat and bones of your schedule, where you have to play Baltimore, Philly, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City with a healthy Patrick Mahomes.

That will really tell how great of a defense they truly are. But to put them in an all-time great category after eight weeks, after the garbage schedule they’ve faced, I mean, we could say they’re playing extremely well, but I think the next month of the season will tell what type of defense they truly have.” His thoughts aren’t that outside the box. Yes, the Patriots’ defense has been tremendous, that much we know, but their strength of schedule has been anything but. Sunday will present New England with its first true test.

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Dale & Keefe – Willie McGinest believes there are some competitors in the AFC and Mohammed Sanu will help get the Patriots offense to a high level

Dale and Keefe are joined by Patriots Hall of Famer and NFL Network analyst Willie McGinest to discuss the addition of Mohammed Sanu to the Patriots offense, making Sam Darnold look confused, Brady would never take a shot at Kraft, and there are other competetitors in the AFC aside from the Patriots.

Tom Brady’s possible retirement after the season has become the most anticipated possible retirement of a star athlete since Michael Jordan’s final championship run with the Bulls 21 years ago.

This week, ESPN’s Adam Schefter openly speculated whether or not this will be Brady’s final season in New England, pointing out that Brady has put his home in Boston up for sale this summer at around the same time that he signed a new deal that voids after the 2019 season. Brady, when asked about his uncertain future during his weekly radio spot on WEEI, said that he is taking things on a day-by-day basis while not denying that this could be his final season in the NFL or with the Patriots’ organization.

Willie McGinest, an NFL Network analyst and Brady’s teammate on New England’s first string of Super Bowl championship teams the early 2000s, was recently asked to weigh in on Brady’s future.

“I haven’t heard anything about him leaving,” said McGinest, Brady’s teammate for six seasons. “I know when you talk with Tom, it’s all about the here and now and what he’s doing this year. He is not under contract. It seems like we’ve heard this before, we’ve sat down, during an interview, [and] he’s mentioned that anything is possible. ‘I could be here. I could not be here.’ That’s the way of the league.

“At some point, if they don’t think he’s good enough as a player, he possibly can move on and prove it somewhere else. But Tom is not sitting around saying, ‘I’m ready to leave New England.’ He’s in a great situation. Ownership loves him. His relationship with [Bill] Belichick is great. His teammates love him, and he’s winning football games.”

Is it really plausible to think that a possible breakup would have anything to do with Brady’s on-field performance? While he’s 42 years old, Brady is enjoying a solid season, completing nearly 66 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and four interceptions while helping lead the Patriots to a 7-0 start.

“Remember, he’s in his 20th season,” McGinest said. “A lot of times, coaches and staffs like to think for the future. But as far as what’s going on now, he’s just answering the questions honestly. There is a situation where he probably couldn’t be in New England if they couldn’t agree on a deal. That doesn’t mean he’s not gonna retire and not play football anymore because he still wants to play football.”

Based on Brady’s current play and New England’s current quarterback situation, it seems that the Patriots would certainly want to keep Brady in the fold if he wants to return to Foxborough next season. Another thing to consider is whether or not Brady and/or Belichick have any desire to prove that they can win without the other.

McGinest believes that Brady is being sincere when he says that is solely focused on the task at hand, which is helping the Patriots become the first franchise in NFL history to win seven Super Bowl titles.

“I don’t even think Tom has a plan in place,” McGinest said. “His plan right now is to win this year and to be the best teammate he can be and be the best he can be as New England’s quarterback for this season.”

In his 2018 biography about Belichick, ESPN’s Ian O’Connor wrote Belichick — according to people who are close to the six-time Super Bowl-winning coach — has openly thought about whether or not he will have an opportunity to coach the Patriots without Brady under center. It’s uncertain whether or not Brady has had those same thoughts.

One thing we do know is that, for the time being, Brady, Belichick and the rest of the Patriots are focused on winning, something that they have been doing at a record pace since the 2001 season.

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Hooper has been one of the few bright spots for the disappointing Falcons, who have a 1-7 record. He is only the third tight end in NFL history to have at least 50 receptions, 500 receiving yards and five touchdown catches in the first half of a season. This feat was previously accomplished by Ben Coates (Patriots) and Shannon Sharpe (Broncos) in 1994 and 1996, respectively.

Hooper leads NFL tight ends with 52 receptions. His 591 receiving yards and five touchdown catches are second among tight ends. Hooper is on track for 104 receptions, 1,182 receiving yards and 10 touchdown catches. If Hooper sustains his production, he’ll join Dallas Clark (Colts, 2009) and Travis Kelce (Chiefs, 2018) as the only NFL tight ends to ever have at least 100 receptions, 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdown catches in a season.

Keeping Hooper in Atlanta may not be that easy. The Falcons have one of the NFL’s more challenging salary cap situations for next year. There are $205.19 million of 2020 cap commitments, which is third most in the NFL, with 40 players under contract. The top 51 cap numbers matter under offseason cap accounting rules. The Falcons have $5.61 million of existing cap space, which can be carried over to next year. The 2020 salary cap will be in the $200 million neighborhood with a similar increase as in recent years.
Designating Hooper as a franchise player would ensure that he stays in Atlanta next year. The non-exclusive tight end number projects to $10.7 million in 2020. It will take some salary cap gymnastics for the Falcons to comfortably accommodate a Hooper franchise tag.

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Barrett’s bet on himself with a one-year, $4 million deal (worth up to $5 million through incentives) should pay big dividends. He earned NFC Defensive Player of the Month honors for September with nine sacks in the first four games. Barrett tied an NFL record for the most sacks through four games. Although Barrett isn’t getting to the quarterback with the same frequency as in September, he still leads the NFL with 10.5 sacks. He has also forced four fumbles, which are tied for the most in the league.

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There was nothing out of the ordinary Quinnen Williams noticed during the week of practice, nothing that told him this week was much different than any other.

“Just going day-by-day, week-by-week,” Williams said at his locker at the Jets’ training facility last Thursday.

Forgive Williams, for he is new to the Jets-Patriots rivalry, and he didn’t notice the tell-tale signs of an uptick in intensity. The Patriots may have dominated the AFC East for most of the last two decades, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t just a bit more focus than normal with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady and their six Super Bowl championships coming to town.

Not that Williams isn’t familiar with rivalries of his own. As a defensive star at Alabama, there were plenty to go around in the SEC – Auburn, LSU and Tennessee, to name a few.

Welcome to Jets-Patriots, one of the most longstanding NFL rivalries that goes back to the days of Joe Namath vs. Babe Parilli, back when it was the Boston Patriots. The Jets hope Sam Darnold can one day help them supplant the Brady-Belichick alliance at the top of the division, and Williams undoubtedly would be a part of that as one of the Jets’ cornerstone players in their rebuilding process.

The rookie defensive tackle missed the first Jets-Patriots game in Foxborough because of an ankle injury, but he’ll take the field Monday night at MetLife Stadium in the first of what he hopes will be many matchups in the years ahead. Williams doesn’t believe it will be long before the Jets can some day make it to the top.

“I think there’s more than enough talent on this defense and on the team,” he said when asked if the Jets can be a playoff contender. “Everybody has to be on the same page, everybody with the same goal, just like we were in the Dallas game.”

The Jets entered Monday night’s game off an impressive 24-22 win over the Cowboys, who were missing several key players to injury, including wide receiver Amari Cooper and starting tackles Tyron Williams and La’El Collins. It was Darnold’s first game back after missing the previous three with mononucleosis, and the outcome reinvigorated a team that started 0-4.

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They understand there is still a long way to go but were anxious nonetheless to use the Patriots as another measuring stick. The defending champions are actually the ultimate measuring stick. New England entered 6-0, despite some issues on offense: Rob Gronkowski retired after last season, they’ve had to shuffle the offensive line because of injuries and the failed experiment with Antonio Brown, plus an injury to Josh Gordon, has left them weakened at wide receiver.

Still, it’s the Patriots.

“They’re a great team, no doubt,” Williams said. “We’ve got to be at our best.”

Williams knew he had a vital role to play, especially given his position. Despite Brady’s incredible ability to win games, there is a way to get to him that at least some teams have figured out. Namely the 2007 and 2011 Giants. One big reason for both of those Super Bowl upsets: the Giants’ ability to pressure Brady up the middle.

“Any team that has affected Brady in a huge way puts pressure on him, gets him off the spot and has a chance to win,” Williams said. “All we can do is go out there and execute the plays to the best of our ability.”

Until now, it has been a muted start for Williams, the No. 3 pick in this year’s draft. He has 11 tackles in three games and has missed two games with an ankle injury he suffered in Week 1. He had his best game against the Cowboys, getting in on six tackles in his first NFL start.

“I think I’m doing good,” he said. “I really don’t look at the stats, but I think I execute very well in the defense. I do my job very well in the defense and I do what I’m supposed to do. Everybody trusts me and counts on me.”

Williams didn’t have any sacks in his first three games but hopes there will be impact plays in the days ahead. More than that, though, he’s hoping for overall team success.

“It’s everybody being on the same page, same communication,” he said. “We have to continue to do that, and we’ll be fine.”

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Antonio Brown wants to resolve his off-field issues and return to the NFL soon, as ESPN reported Saturday the former Steelers-Raiders-Patriots wideout hopes to have his playing status cleared up “in the next few weeks.”

FILE PHOTO: Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) watches from the sidelines in the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Dolphins 43-0. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Brown, 31, is being investigated by the NFL under its personal conduct policy after a former trainer filed a lawsuit alleging that he sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions.

Last month, Brown tweeted that he “will not be playing in the NFL anymore.” Last week, he filed eight grievances against the Raiders and Patriots seeking a reported $39.8 million in lost salary, bonuses and guaranteed money.

Despite his “retirement” announcement, Brown has been training and staying in shape and would welcome a return to New England if he is cleared to play, ESPN reported.

—Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley has been ruled out of Sunday’s NFC West clash with the San Francisco 49ers.

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Gurley didn’t practice all week due to a left thigh contusion, an injury sustained in the Rams’ 30-29 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 3.

Malcolm Brown likely will receive the bulk of the work, with rookie Darrell Henderson next in line. John Kelly was promoted from the practice squad for depth.

—Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur said wide receiver Davante Adams’ turf toe injury will keep him out of Monday night’s game against the Detroit Lions.

Adams sustained the injury in the Week 4 loss to Philadelphia and did not play in last Sunday’s win at Dallas.

Also out for the Packers will be first-round rookie safety Darnell Savage, who is week to week with an ankle injury.

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—Lions defensive tackle Mike Daniels (foot) was officially ruled out for Monday’s game against his former team, the Packers.

Questionable for Detroit are wideout Danny Amendola (chest), tight end T.J. Hockenson (concussion), defensive backs Darius Slay (hamstring) and Quandre Diggs (hamstring) and defensive linemen A’Shawn Robinson (knee) and Da’Shawn Hand. Hockenson is expected to clear concussion protocol by game time, barring a setback.

—Packers running back Aaron Jones has been fined $10,527 for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty he incurred in last Sunday’s game, the player revealed to ESPN.

Jones was fined by the league for taunting/unsportsmanlike conduct after he waved goodbye to cornerback Byron Jones during his touchdown run in Green Bay’s win over the Dallas Cowboys.

—The Washington Redskins will place tight end Jordan Reed on injured reserve due to lingering effects from his latest concussion.

The 29-year-old veteran hasn’t played since sustaining the injury in the Redskins’ third preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on Aug. 22.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported last month that this could be a career-ending situation for Reed, who has suffered at least six concussions.

—The NFL fined Oakland guard Richie Incognito for two plays in the Raiders’ Week 5 win over the Chicago Bears, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

The league fined Incognito $21,054 in all for a chop block and for unnecessary roughness, Pelissero reported.

—The New York Jets waived quarterback Luke Falk after he started the club’s previous two games.

Falk was expendable with starter Sam Darnold returning from mononucleosis to start Sunday’s game for the Jets (0-4) against the Dallas Cowboys. David Fales will be the backup quarterback.

New York needed a roster spot to activate linebacker Brandon Copeland, who is returning from a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

—Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Steve Nelson has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Chargers in Los Angeles and will not travel with the team.

Nelson suffered a groin injury during last week’s 26-23 overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens and was a limited participant in practice all week.

—The Los Angeles Chargers waived tight end Stephen Anderson.

Anderson was promoted from the practice squad on Oct. 1 to replace Sean Culkin, who tore his Achilles. He played in just one game, seeing five special-teams snaps in Sunday’s loss to Denver.

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Here’s who’s in the Patriots Hall of Fame
Rodney Harrison and Leon Gray will be inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame Monday. Take a look at the other 27 members.
Patriots safety Rodney Harrison is in tears as the confetti swarms around him after the Patriots victory. Patriots safety Rodney Harrison is in tears as the confetti swarms around him after the Patriots victory. –GLOBE STAFF PHOTO/JIM DAVIS.
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On Monday, the Patriots will welcome two new members into the Patriots Hall of Fame. Safety Rodney Harrison and tackle Leon Gray will be inducted and join many other team legends. Here’s a look at the 27 other members of the Patriots’ Hall.

Matt Light, OT, 2001-2011

Accolades: 3 Pro Bowls, 1 All-Pro team, 3 Super Bowl titles

Raymond Clayborn, CB, 1977-1989

Accolades: 3 Pro Bowls

Kevin Faulk, RB, 1999-2011

Accolades: 3 Super Bowl titles

Willie McGinest, LB/DE, 1994-2005

Accolades: 2 Pro Bowls, 3 Super Bowl titles

Houston Antwine, DL, 1961-1971

Accolades: 6 Pro Bowls, 1 All-Pro team

Ty Law, CB, 1995-2004

Accolades: 5 Pro Bowls, 2 All-Pro teams, 3 Super Bowl titles, Pro-Football Hall of Fame member

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Tedy Bruschi, LB, 1996-2008

Accolades: 1 Pro Bowl, 3 Super Bowl titles, 2005 AP Comeback Player of the Year

Gil Santos

Patriots play-by-play radio broadcaster until 2013

Troy Brown, WR, 1993-2007

Accolades: 1 Pro Bowl, 3 Super Bowl titles

Jon Morris, C, 1964-1974

Accolades: 7 Pro Bowls, 1 All-Pro team

Drew Bledsoe, QB, 1993-2001

Accolades: 4 Pro Bowls, 1 Super Bowl title

Sam Cunningham, RB, 1973-1979, 1981-1982

Accolades: 1 Pro Bowl

Jim Nance, FB, 1965-1971

Accolades: 2 Pro Bowls, 2 All-Pro teams, 1966 AP Player of the Year

Billy Sullivan

Founder of the Patriots, owned the team until 1969 when the AFL and NFL merged. Remained involved with the Patriots until 1988.

Ben Coates, TE, 1991-1999

Accolades: 5 Pro Bowls, 2 All-Pro teams, 1 Super Bowl title

Stanley Morgan, WR, 1979-1989

Accolades: 4 Pro Bowls

Bruce Armstrong, T, 1989-2000

Accolades: 6 Pro Bowls

Andre Tippett, LB, 1982-1988, 1990-1993

Accolades: 5 Pro Bowls, 2 All-Pros, Pro Football Hall of Fame member

Steve Grogan, QB, 1975-1990

Accolades: Played 149 games for the Patriots

Mike Haynes, CB, 1976-1982

Accolades: 9 Pro Bowls, 2 All-Pro teams, 1 Super Bowl title, 1976 Defensive Rookie of the Year, Pro-Football Hall of Fame member

Vito “Babe” Parilli, QB, 1961-1967

Accolades: 3 Pro Bowls, 1 All-Pro team, 1 Super Bowl title

Steve Nelson, LB, 1974-1989

Accolades: 3 Pro Bowls

Jim Lee Hunt, DL, 1960-1971

Accolades: 4 Pro Bowls

Bob Dee, DL, 1960-1967

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Matthew Slater’s 2014 Pro Bowl jersey is unlike any other he’s worn throughout his football career. The gray jersey with neon green details is nowhere near the blue, red and silver color scheme he has known throughout his time in the NFL.

When that Pro Bowl was over, the one smack-dab in the middle of his seven-years-straight run, that jersey was auctioned off to benefit the NFL Foundation. Matthew never thought he’d see it again.

On Oct 30, that No. 18 Pro Bowl jersey made it back to the Patriots locker room — thanks to a Matthew Slater fan with an impressive jersey collection.

Wes Hogan didn’t intend on becoming a Patriots fan. Even after moving to Boston in 2004 from Atlanta and receiving a Corey Dillon jersey for his birthday, he wasn’t sold. It took years, but eventually Wes caved after seeing how the team handled itself in adversity, and when he dove in, he dove in deep.

That No. 28 Corey Dillon jersey became the cornerstone of a numerical collection, and 15 years after getting his first Patriots jersey, Wes completed his goal of collecting Patriots jerseys No. 1 through No. 99.

“Aside from collecting jerseys and other memorabilia, I love numbers,” Wes said. “I just over time realized I had so many Patriots jerseys, I’m going to try and do it.”

Sure, there are the classic jerseys that could be in any Patriots fan’s closet at any given time — think Tom Brady, Ty Law, Tedy Bruschi, Kevin Faulk. To get 99 jerseys, though, Wes dug deep into the Patriots history books.

He has a Dont’a Hightower No. 45 from when he wore the number in preseason his rookie year. He has both No. 23 and No. 25 for both of Patrick Chung’s stints with the team. The most difficult, he said, was tracking down a No. 9. Eventually, he got the jersey of Scott Sisson, a kicker who was with the Patriots for the 1993 season.