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Redskins oldest NFC East team across the board


(By John McDonnell - TWP)

In July, I noted that the Redskins had the oldest team in the NFL, based on bloated training camp rosters. Later that week, I noted that one expert also said the Redskins had the least amount of young talent in the NFL.

And now Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation has relentlessly combed the rosters of each NFC East team, ranking the ages overall, by unit and by position category. And it turns out the Redskins' oldness isn't caused by an extremely old offense, or an extremely old defense, or extremely old backup left guards. No, it's just old, through and through. Bullet points.

* The Redskins have 14 players over the age of 30, more than the Cowboys (9), Giants (7) or Eagles (3).

* The Redskins have 4 players under the age of 23, fewer than the Cowboys (7) and Eagles (5) but more than the Giants (3).

* The Redskins have eight of the 11 oldest players in the division. If you exclude kickers and punters, they have 9 of the 20 oldest players in the division.

* The Redskins' average age is a bit more than 28 years and 3 months, or about 17 months older than any other team.

* The Redskins have the oldest offense, the oldest offensive starters, the oldest defense, the oldest defensive starters, the oldest skill position players, the oldest skill position starters, the oldest defensive front 7, the oldest defensive front 7 starters and the oldest secondary.

* The primary areas of youth seem to be the offensive line -- where the Redskins are the second-youngest team in the division -- and the secondary -- where the Redskins have the second-youngest starting unit.

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 7, 2010; 1:51 PM ET
Categories:  Redskins  
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Comments

Watch out, noobz, the Over the Hill Gang rides again!

Posted by: EdTheRed | September 7, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and this is another effort by Danny the Boy Snyder.

"Hmmm, joe Gibbs didn;t get me my Super Bowl, maybe I can go back to the days of George Allen and the Over the Hill gang!"

Anyone think there may be a few drunk at the Game sunday?

Posted by: Leeguru | September 7, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Old, schmold. I'm 36 and waiting for these whippersnappers to show me something.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 7, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins are not that old.

New England went to the SB with Wilfork, Bruschi, that guy from San Diego, Rodney Harrison, Cory Dillon... players just as old as the London Fletcher. They were key contributors to the Patriots success. Age is not an indicator of a team's potential.

I'll take London Fletcher or Ray Lewis over any linebacker on the Cowboys roster.

That said, I'm all for trading Haynesworth for a round 2 pick.

Posted by: jboogie1 | September 7, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

The Over the Hill Gang visits again. Over the Hill Gang2, the sequel!

Posted by: Gambrills4 | September 7, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

The problem isn't age, it is talent.

Posted by: JohnnyU2Berry | September 7, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins are the cougars of the NFC East.

Posted by: disgruntledfan | September 7, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins are not that old.

New England went to the SB with Wilfork, Bruschi, that guy from San Diego, Rodney Harrison, Cory Dillon... players just as old as the London Fletcher. They were key contributors to the Patriots success. Age is not an indicator of a team's potential.

I'll take London Fletcher or Ray Lewis over any linebacker on the Cowboys roster.

That said, I'm all for trading Haynesworth for a round 2 pick.

Posted by: jboogie1 | September 7, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

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Demarcus Ware says hi...

Posted by: arizona4 | September 7, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

According to this post, The Redskins have the oldest secondary, but have the second-youngest starting secondary in the NFC East.

How old are our backup secondary??

Posted by: stoud | September 8, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

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