Sunday, October 23, 2011
Updated: NFC West roided-out rosters
By Mike Sando
The Seattle Seahawks have the youngest starters in the NFL heading into Week 7. The Cleveland Browns have the second-youngest starters.
The NFL's oldest starters belong to the Arizona Cardinals' opponent Sunday: Pittsburgh.
Those were among the revelations as I updated NFL teams' rosters this weekend to make available for download the latest ones for the NFC West. These feature 26 columns of information for every current player in the division, plus former players from the past few seasons.
With the post-Mike Holmgren Seahawks visiting the Holmgren-built Browns this week, much has been made about how few players remain in Seattle from his 1999-2008 run with the team. I count five Holmgren-era draft choices on the 53-man roster: Justin Forsett, Brandon Mebane, Ben Obomanu, Red Bryant and Leroy Hill. All were drafted when Tim Ruskell was running the Seahawks' personnel department beginning in 2005.
The chart below shows how many of its own draft choices each NFC West team has on its 53-man roster, broken down by coach.