Tre Boston is off to a solid start in the Cardinals secondary, but right now, he's in a bit of a personal limbo. Seems he hasn't felt right since he arrived in Arizona, due to the jersey number -- 38 -- he has been wearing. Boston, who has worn No. 33 his whole NFL career, wants it again.
"Some way, somehow I gotta end up with it," Boston said. "I've got a petition right now. I got people signing, signing off. I'm walking around local malls (asking) 'Sign off – can I get 33 back?'
"Get me out of 38."
The issue is plain. Rookie sixth-round cornerback Chris Campbell is wearing No. 33. No word on whether the petition is influencing Campbell at this point, nor whether there is any negotiation going on between the two.
(Wide receiver Brice Butler went through a similar situation in the spring, when he was originally issued No. 18. He made the point he was not planning on wearing 18 long-term. He was eyeing No. 12, which was in use before he arrived. After wide receiver Cobi Hamilton was released, it freed Butler to grab the '12' he currently wears.)
Boston feels so strongly about his number that he currently has athletic tape on his locker covering the '38' with the letters "TBD" written on the tape. He also said he has declined to post any photos of him as a Cardinal of yet just because of the number.
"I haven't done anything social media related, because I don't want that to go down as my image," Boston said. "So, 33, we're trying to get that back."