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Packers' vets keying success

Updated: November 9, 2007, 11:33 AM ET
By Ken Moll
The Green Bay Packers are one of the youngest teams in the NFL  45 of the 53 players on the roster are under the age of 30  but they are playing like a veteran club thanks to the leadership of their more experienced players. The Packers have veterans at key positions who have gelled nicely with younger players and turned the team into one of the best in the NFC.

Green Bay has a youthful corps of linebackers, but five-year veteran Nick Barnett has done a great job of directing the defense form his middle linebacker spot. Seventh-year DT Ryan Pickett is not the most productive player but provides consistent effort for an impressive defensive line.

Charles Woodson
Woodson
Al Harris
Harris
In the secondary, CBs Charles Woodson and Al Harris are both in their 10th year in the league. Neither is among the top athletes at the position anymore, though they bring enough strength, experience and craftiness to the table to rank as one of the top cornerback combos in the NFL.

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