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Rams become NFL's oldest team

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
A couple of recent roster moves have made the Rams the oldest team in the league heading into Week 2. The Saints rank second.

St. Louis added 35-year-old receiver Eddie Kennison this week. The Saints placed linebacker Mark Simoneau, 31, on injured reserve. They also parted with tight end Billy Miller, also 31.

I calculate age by averaging to-the-day player ages (as opposed to rounding down, which treats every 35-year-old the same, even if one turned 35 today and the other turns 36 tomorrow).

In most cases, older teams should be primed for short-term success. The Saints might fit that description. The Rams are coming off a 3-13 season and a 38-3 defeat in their 2008 opener.

Seattle ranks seventh at 27.51 years old on average after releasing Samie Parker in favor of Michael Bumpus. The 49ers are eighth at 27.48. The Cardinals are 12th at 27.3.

Green Bay remains the youngest team in the league at 26.06 years old, just younger than the Colts (26.13).