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Oakland Raiders Have NFL’s Oldest Roster

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Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

All 32 NFL teams got down to the mandatory 53-man roster requirements on Saturday. There were some surprise cuts, as a few teams out there made an effort to get younger entering the 2014 regular season. 

The Oakland Raiders weren’t one of those teams.

According to an article by Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com, the Raiders boast the oldest NFL roster at an average of 27 years old per player.

Here is the full list.

Courtesy of Philly.com

Courtesy of Philly.com

It must be noted that Oakland added a ton of veterans during the offseason. They signed the likes of LaMarr Woodley (29), Justin Tuck (31), Carlos Rogers (33), Tarell Brown (29), Matt Schaub (33), Maurice Jones-Drew (29) and James Jones (30).

That obviously didn’t help the team get younger. But it did add a lot of talent to a roster that won just four games in 2013.

Either way, it’s not a good sign when a team that won just one quarter of its games the previous season is the oldest (on average) in the NFL the following season.

In a sign that the Seattle Seahawks are going to be around a while, they enter the NFL as one of the youngest teams. Meanwhile, their NFC West counterparts in the form of the San Francisco 49ers made it a point to keep young talent during final cuts on Saturday. A total of 18 players on their 53-man roster are entering their first or second seasons in the NFL.

The St. Louis Rams, who boast one of the most-talented young teams in the NFL, possess the youngest roster in the league.

Photo: Raiders.com

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi