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Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Roided-out NFC West rosters: Updated

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Average ages for starting NFC West offensive lines

Pos. ARI SF STL SEA NFL Avg.
LT 30.6 25.0 26.9 28.2 27.9
LG 28.8 30.0 28.5 25.7 28.2
C 25.4 29.5 26.3 25.6 29.6
RG 26.3 23.4 26.1 23.3 28.3
RT 25.4 27.5 29.0 27.0 27.4
Avg

27.3 27.1 27.4 26.0 28.3
NFL Rank

24 26 23 32 75.9

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando


The mandatory reduction to 75 or fewer players provides a good opportunity to make available for download updated 26-column NFC West rosters. The Rams and 49ers each have one open roster spot for the time being.

The Seahawks suddenly have the youngest projected starting offensive line in the league without Walter Jones, Mike Wahle and Chris Spencer. Jones could return for the regular-season opener. But with Ray Willis, Max Unger, Steve Vallos, Rob Sims and Sean Locklear in the lineup, the Seahawks' starting line averages only 26.0 years old.

The Cowboys' starting line averages 31.6 years, oldest in the league based on my projected starters. I will need to tweak other lineups across the league as more information becomes available. Right now, though, this is what I've got. Note: I calculate ages to the day, differentiating a player who turned 29 yesterday from, say, a player who turns 30 tomorrow.

Note: Alternative download link here.