By Joel A. Erickson | The Advocate
Tre'Quan Smith was given a choice between two jersey numbers when he arrived in New Orleans. No. 10 and No. 18.
A third-round pick who wore No. 4 at Central Florida, Smith had no ties to either of the choices the Saints gave him, but he knew the number 10 held some recent significance for the city of New Orleans.
Brandin Cooks, traded to New England and now in Los Angeles, was the last Saint to be next in numerical order behind Drew Brees.
"I knew coming in here who was No. 10 before that," Smith said. "It meant a lot, just what he did on the field while he was here, and it just boosts the expectations in what I have to do. The guy who wore it before me, he was a great player."
Five days into his first NFL training camp, Smith has shown flashes of the kind of game-breaking ability Cooks brought to the offense. ...
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