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The Panthers checked in as the youngest team in the NFL on opening weekend, with an average player age of 25.15, according to figures compiled by the NFL. The league average is 26.45 years old.

Carolina carries 12 rookies and first-year players on its roster, including eight 22-year-olds.

The youngest team in the AFC resides in Jacksonville. The Jaguars' average player age is 25.58, including 11 rookies and first-year players.

Following the Panthers and Jaguars, the next-youngest teams in the NFL are the Buccaneers (25.58), Dolphins (25.77), Packers (25.92), Chiefs (25.98) and Texans (25.98).

The Redskins hold the title of the NFL's most experienced team. The average Washington player carries a league-high 5.43 years of experience. The Redskins have an NFC-high 15 players over the age of 30, including WR Joey Galloway, who turns 39 in November.

The Browns are the AFC's oldest team. PK Phil Dawson is one of 18 players over the age of 30 on the Cleveland roster, with Dawson being the oldest at 35. The average Browns player has 5.23 years of experience.

The NFL's next oldest teams are the Vikings (27.38), Bears (27.15), Chargers (27.11) and Jets (27.06).


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