"It was an honor to speak with Mr. Jorgensen," Matthews told UFI minutes ago. "He gave me his full blessing to wear his old number and he wished me luck."
Soon after the phone conversation, the Redskins had a change of heart. Now that will not allow Matthews to wear number nine. Instead, he will wear number six.
The decision to ask to wear the legendary number has grown unpopular with Redskin fans.
Also, Joe Theisman has agreed to let QB Danny Wueffel wear his #7 as well.
The only number officially retired for Washington is #44 (John Riggins).