FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Continuing a theme from the past few seasons, New England Patriots players are taking part in voluntary organized team activities without numbers on their jerseys.
A brilliant tactic by Bill Belichick to make things tougher on the media to identify players?
Not exactly, as this is something Belichick instituted a few years ago as a way for players to get to know each other better, and also enhance on-field communication.
While Texans players had numbers on their jerseys at practice, they did not have logos on their helmets, or names on the back of their jerseys.