Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Former Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander hopes the Redskins bring him back, according to Redskins.com via Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
This recalls our earlier item about halfbacks in their 30s. Alexander turns 32 in August. NFL teams are employing two running backs older than 31 at present. Both players -- Fred Taylor (33) and Kevin Faulk (32) -- play for the Patriots.
A quick look at the number of NFL halfbacks by current age:
Older than 33: none
Age 33: Taylor
Age 32: Faulk
Thirteen backs are 29 years old. Four are 28. Ten are 27. Eighteen are 26. Nineteen are 25. Twenty-three are 24. Twenty-three are 23. Eleven are 22. Four are 21.
These numbers count only halfbacks on active 53-man rosters. At least seven fullbacks are in their 30s (some tight ends double as fullbacks, making the number an estimate).