Silvestro jersey change

Perhaps as a sign that his position switch is official, Alex Silvestro, who lined up as a defensive end in 2011 but has worked exclusively as a tight end this offseason, has switched jersey numbers from No. 69 to 49.

Silvestro is the only Patriots tight end who was spotted on the field for every media accessible OTA as well as the five training camp practices thus far.

Originally an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers in 2011, Silvestro was signed to the Patriots active roster the night before Super Bowl XLVI.