Daniel Snyder will consider retiring Redskins jersey numbers

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Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who is attending the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies this afternoon in Canton, Ohio, to watch Russ Grimm be inducted, said that he may consider changing the team’s policy when it comes to retiring jersey numbers.

The Redskins have officially retired the jersey number of only one player – quarterback Slingin’ Sammy Baugh, who wore No. 33 back in the day.

“We haven't retired numbers much here, before I got here,” Snyder said, according to the Washington Post. “I think that we're going to look at things in the future a little bit. Hopefully, we'll make them proud.”

The Redskins do hesitate to hand out certain numbers. Some of the “protected numbers” are typically:

7—Joe Theismann
9—Sonny Jurgensen
28—Darrell Green
42—Charley Taylor
43—Larry Brown
44—John Riggins
49—Bobby Mitchell
51—Monte Coleman
65—Dave Butz
70—Sam Huff
81—Art Monk.

It will be interesting to see if Snyder, a lifelong Redskins fan, does change policy and begin retiring some numbers. He might have to consider the No. 68 Grimm wore as a member of four Super Bowl teams for the franchise.

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