For athletes, its easy to get attached to a jersey number. Be it for sentimental or superstitious reasons, some players like to keep the same number no matter where they go. Sometimes, though, it takes a little bit of greasing the wheel to keep a number.

That was the case for former Missouri Tiger Shane Ray when he arrived in Denver after the Broncos made him a first-round selection last week. Ray, who wore No. 56 throughout his college career at Mizzou, wanted to hold onto his jersey number. Unfortunately for Ray, another Denver Bronco, Shaquil Barrett, already had the number.

Barrett agreed to give No. 56 to Ray, and he gave him a deal on the digits.

“Shane gave me $2,000, nothing too big. Everyone else was talking about how he got first-round money, so I should charge him $20,000, but I’m not going to do something like that to him,” Barrett told the Coloradoan.

Barrett too wore No. 56 in college at Colorado State, but wore No. 48 during his rookie year. He recently traded with a teammate to get his old college number, according to the Coloradoan, but was willing to part with it for the right price.

Now that Ray has his number locked down, Broncos and Tigers fans alike can go ahead and order their Ray jerseys. They’ll certainly pay less for to wear an orange-and-blue No. 56 than Ray did.