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Baltimore Ravens Are One Of NFL's "Oldest" Teams

No, the Ravens have not been around anywhere near the longest in the league, as 1996 was their first season after moving here from Cleveland, which is another whole story to regurgitate.

Jared Wickerham

However, when you calculate the average age of the players on the Baltimore Ravens roster in the 2012 NFL season, they have the 5th oldest average age of the 32 teams in the league. Their average age is 26.68 years, behind the 4th oldest Minnesota Vikings (26.76), 3rd oldest Cleveland Browns (27.78), 2nd oldest Pittsburgh Steelers (26.78) and the oldest team in the NFL, the Washington Redskins (27.33).

It's ironic to see a team like the Redskins at the top of the age ranking, considering they have one of the youngest and most promising quarterbacks in the league in Robert Griffin III. The youngest team in the NFL are the Carolina Panthers (25.0 years), just ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (25.10) and Indianapolis Colts (25.14).

However,before you complain about the Ravens having such an old team in comparison to so many other teams, do the math and you'll see the average age of the Ravens players are only a little more than a year and a half older than the youngest team in the league, so does it really matter?

See the original story on this at ESPN and the one that triggered this post over at the Chicago Bears SB Nation blog, Windy City Gridiron.