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the numbers are of people who died in the off season im not sure about the 31 but the 91 on the patriots are because marquise hill of the patriots defensive line passed away over the summer in a jet skiing accident because he wasnt wearing a life jacket

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The New England Patriots wear the black number 91 to honor their teammate Marquise Hill who died in a drowning earlier this year in May.

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