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43 Days Until the Browns' Regular-Season Opener

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We are doing a countdown to the Cleveland Browns' first regular season game against the New York Jets, which is on September 13, 2015. For each day we are counting down, we will try to find a photo of a current or past member of the Browns in that uniform, and we'll also list the players who have donned that jersey in the past.

As of Saturday, we are just 43 days away from the Browns' regular season opener. No. 43 is currently being worn by rookie cornerback Charles Gaines. The two most popular players to wear the uniform are RB Mike Pruitt (9 years) and SS T.J. Ward (4 years). Here is the list of players who have worn No. 43 in the history of the franchise, per Pro Football Reference:

From To AV
Bob Smith 1955 1956 0
Skeets Quinlan 1956 1956 0
Ron Green 1967 1968 0
Fair Hooker 1969 1974 22
Mike Pruitt 1976 1984 56
Tony Baker 1986 1988 0
Joe King 1991 1991 0
Del Speer 1993 1994 3
Vashone Adams 1995 1995 2
George Jones 1999 1999 0
Percy Ellsworth 2000 2001 8
Kalvin Pearson 2002 2002 0
T.J. Ward 2010 2013 24