New Patriots Tackle Hopes To Keep Digits

BOSTON (WBZ-TV) -- Danny Shelton was drafted by the Browns 12th overall in 2015 but, after three disappointing seasons and just four total wins in Cleveland, the defensive tackle is now a Patriot.

New England traded a third-round pick to Cleveland for Shelton and a fifth-rounder last Thursday and he's excited for a fresh start.

But, one thing he wants to hang onto: his number, 55. Shelton wore that jersey his last two years with the Browns and hopes he can continue in Junior Seau's old digits with the Pats.

“Any opportunity I get to wear the number, I would take in a heartbeat,” Shelton said. “It’s just amazing to have this opportunity to play for a great organization. Knowing that one of my role models [Seau], one of the guys I looked up to played here, you know? Vince Wilfork, as well. Just knowing that I’ll be able to play for a team that’s had such great talent here, I just want to add to the team’s success and to be a part of the team.”

Shelton totaled 1.5 sacks and 71 tackles in 46 games for the Browns.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman Reports:

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