Patriots third-oldest, Fins sixth-youngest


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

ESPN.com's spreadsheet savant Mike Sando punched the button Monday morning to compute the average age of each club's 53-man roster.

The calculations, which include Sunday's waiver transactions, show only two teams are older than the New England Patriots, who are tied for third with the Arizona Cardinals at 27.74 years old.

The Patriots probably will field their youngest opening-day defensive lineup since the Pete Carroll era, but this shows how many veterans they have on offense and in depth roles.

The Miami Dolphins are the AFC East's youngest team, coming in 27th with an average age of 26.47 years old.

The New York Jets are tied for 13th at 27.16 years old.

The Buffalo Bills are 17th at 26.93 years old.