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September 10, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Seahawks lightest team in NFL, also among the youngest

Statistics released by the NFL today show that the Seahawks had the lightest opening day roster in the league, and also one of the youngest.

You can peruse all of the numbers here.

Seattle’s average weight of 242.26 comes in as the lightest in the NFL (Indianapolis is the heaviest at 252.26 with the NFL average coming in at 246.78).

That makes some sense given Seattle’s general emphasis on speed.

Seattle’s average age of 25.64 is tied for the second-youngest in the NFC behind St. Louis (25.15) and tied for third-lowest overall.

And that, obviously, is one of the most heartening stats of all for a Seahawks team that appears primed to stay a Super Bowl contender for a while.

Seattle has just three players age 30 and over, tied for the NFL low (those players are backup QB Tarvaris Jackson, punter Jon Ryan and defensive tackle Kevin Williams).

That’s far below the NFL average of 8.29 players age 30 and over on a roster.

Seattle’s average NFL experience of 3.70 is also on the low side (fourth in the NFC, ninth overall) and below the average of 4.13.

 

 

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