Over the course of a decade, Bobby Wagner became synonymous with the No. 54 he wore for 10 seasons while building a Hall of Fame résumé with the Seahawks.
So while Wagner switched to 45 during his one season with the Rams, it comes as no surprise that he will go back to No. 54, a number that very well may hang in the rafters at Lumen Field someday, in his return to the Seahawks.
Jarran Reed, who is back with the Seahawks after two seasons away, is going back to 90, the number he wore for four of his five seasons in Seattle. In a bit of symmetry, Reed taking 90 means Bryan Mone will switch from 90 to 91. Reed played in 91 for one season after Jadeveon Clowney joined the Seahawks and convinced Reed to give up his number.
Seattle's free-agent newcomers also chose their new numbers: defensive end Dre'Mont Jones will wear 55, a change from his time in Denver when he wore 93. Linebacker Devin Bush, meanwhile, will wear No. 11 as opposed to 55, his number in Pittsburgh. Safety Julian Love is staying with 20, his number for the past three seasons with the Giants, while center Evan Brown will stick with 63, his most recent number in Detroit.
Two current Seahawks also opted to change numbers, with receiver Cody Thompson switching to No. 13 from 15, and with outside linebacker Chris Garrett switching from 70 to 48.