Last season, the Seahawks started the year as the 4th youngest team in the NFL. After Marcus Trufant(30) and Matt McCoy(29) went on IR and were replaced by Roy Lewis (23) David Voroba (25), the Seahawks jumped to #2 on the list. When you consider that Raheem Brock (33) and Atari Bibgy (31) were among the team’s vets and weren’t even starters.
The 2012 Seahawks might be even young. Brock was replaced by Bruce Irvin (24), and Bigby was replaced by Guy Winston (22). Throw in David Hathorne’s (27) departure in favor of Bobby Wagner (21) and you start to see just how young this team might be. And that’s even before we note that Robert Gallery (31) is going to be replaced by… someone… who is almost guarenteed to be younger than he is.
There are currently 94 players currently listed on the roster. (there is a 90 player maximum, so as the draft picks officially sign, 4 players on the roster will have to be cut. More on that tomorrow) Out of those 94, the Seahawks have just 5 who are 30 years of age or older: Marcus Trufant (31), John Ryan (30), Heath Farwell (30), Chris Clemons (30), and Frank Omlyale (30).
The 29 year old club only has 7 members, though it does contains key contributors like Michael Robertson, Leon Washington and Paul McQuistan. Of the 12 players on the roster who are 29 or older, only 5 appear to be guaranteed spots on the final roster.