CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers weren't fooling around when they started their youth movement. It's produced the NFL's youngest roster.
According to STATS LLC, Carolina's average age of 25 years, 233 days is the most youthful in the league. It comes after the Panthers shed numerous veterans in the offseason, then kept nine of 10 draft picks and undrafted rookie Andre Neblett.
Tampa Bay is the second youngest team at 26 years, followed by Jacksonville at 26 years, 31 days, Miami at 26, 120 days and Houston at 26, 150 days.
The Panthers have six new starters on defense and no experienced receiver after 31-year-old Steve Smith, who is the oldest position player. The five other receivers on the roster have combined for 34 catches and one touchdown.