- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are the shortest team, on average, in the NFL, and the youngest team in the AFC, according to the league’s breakdown of opening day rosters.
The Jags only have nine players under 6-feet, while Atlanta has 14, and Indianapolis, New England and Seattle have 13 each.
Here’s the division as it breaks down in six categories:
A closer look at 2010 some size specifics:
Houston has seven players who are 200 pounds or less, while Indianapolis has none, and Jacksonville and Tennessee have 10 each.
While Indianapolis has 13 players under 6 feet, Tennessee has 10 and Houston and Jacksonville have nine each.
Indianapolis has 11 players who weight at least 300 pounds, while Jacksonville has 10, Houston nine and Tennessee eight.
And a few notes that jumped out when comparing this season’s numbers to last season’s:
The Colts are the same average height as last season, 6.20 feet, but last year it was an AFC low and this season the Jaguars are shorter at 6.06.
Indy’s weight is up, an average of nearly seven pounds. Jacksonville’s weight is down, an average of 6.53 pounds.
The Jaguars and the Texans are both younger but more experienced.
The Titans are not significantly younger despite the departures of long-time veterans Kevin Mawae, Keith Bulluck, Alge Crumpler and Kyle Vanden Bosch. Their average age dropped from 26.87 to 26.19 and their experience dipped from 4.57 to 4.11.
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