Adrian Wilson, who hasn’t practiced in his standard No. 24 jersey for as long as I can remember, has switched things up again. In the past, the Pro Bowl safety would wear the No. 2 in practice. That, he said, was to remind him he was still striving to be No. 1 (It’s all about the motivation). Then the Cards came out Friday morning and suddenly, Wilson was wearing No. 9, and I was fairly certain it wasn’t to commemorate ex-teammates Dirk Johnson or Shane Boyd. Nor did I think that suddenly, Wilson was striving to be the eighth-best safety out there.
There was, of course, a good reason. Wilson is scheduled to have his number retired by his high school in early June. And Wilson’s number in high school? He was 9, of course. “I’m going throwback,” Wilson said.
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