How many players over the age of 30 are on your team? The Giants lead the NFL with 16

Some of the following players may not make their respective teams, and there will be more player movement between now and the beginning of the season, but here are the number of 30 year olds, by team (via ESPN’s team rosters). Ages as of September 8, 2013 (Sunday of Week 1). The NFL average is 8.2:

Team 30-year olds Who are they?
Giants 16 Shaun Rogers, Josh Brown, David Carr, David Diehl, Cullen Jenkins, Eli Manning, David Baas, Chris Snee, Corey Webster, Mathias Kiwanuka, Antrel Rolle, Aaron Ross, Justin Tuck, Steve Weatherford, Kevin Boothe, Mike Patterson
Saints 14 Drew Brees, Kenton Coleman, Ben Watson, Jabari Greer, Luke McCown, Will Smith, Roman Harper, Courtney Roby, Jonathan Vilma, Marques Colston, Jahri Evans, Will Herring, Lance Moore, Darren Sproles
Bears 13 Patrick Mannelly, Roberto Garza, Josh McCown, Julius Peppers, Lance Briggs, Charles Tillman, Robbie Gould, Devin Hester, Jonathan Scott, D.J. Williams, Jay Cutler, Kelvin Hayden, Adam Podlesh
Panthers 12 Steve Smith, Colin Cole, Drayton Florence, Jordan Gross, Ben Hartsock, Dwan Edwards, Thomas Davis, Geoff Hangartner, Kenny Onatolu, Derek Anderson, Chase Blackburn, DeAngelo Williams
Steelers 12 Plaxico Burress, Brett Keisel, Ryan Clark, Larry Foote, Ike Taylor, Troy Polamalu, Ben Roethlisberger, Shaun Suisham, Greg Warren, Jerricho Cotchery, Bruce Gradkowski, Heath Miller,
Cardinals 11 Jay Feely, Mike Leach, Yeremiah Bell, Dave Zastudil, CarsonPalmer, Daryn Colledge, Darnell Dockett, Adam Snyder, Jeff King, Lorenzo Alexander, Larry Fitzgerald
Patriots 11 Tom Brady, Adrian Wilson, Niko Koutouvides, Donte Stallworth, Logan Mankins, Will Svitek, Vince Wilfork, Dan Connolly, Steve Gregory, Michael Jenkins, Leon Washington
Cowboys 10 Tony Romo, Nate Livings, Jay Ratliff, Will Allen, Jason Hatcher, Kyle Orton, DeMarcus Ware, Jason Witten, Ryan Cook, Lawrence Vickers
Texans 10 Shane Lechler, Ed Reed, Andre Johnson, Greg Jones, Chris Myers, Matt Schaub, Antonio Smith, Wade Smith, Owen Daniels, Daniel Manning
Redskins 10 Sav Rocca, London Fletcher, Santana Moss, Rex Grossman, Tony Pashos, Chris Chester, Reed Doughty, Will Montgomery, Kedric Golston, Jeremy Trueblood
Broncos 9 Peyton Manning, Champ Bailey, Mike Adams, Willis McGahee, Wes Welker, Joel Dreessen, Chris Kuper, Manny Ramirez, Kevin Vickerson
Lions 9 Dominic Raiola, Shaun Hill, Ron Bartell, Nate Burleson, Dylan Gandy, Don Muhlbach, Tony Scheffler, C.J. Mosley, John Wendling
Chargers 9 Antonio Gates, Mike Scifres, Ronnie Brown, Malcom Floyd, Nick Harwick, Jarret Johnson, Nick Novak, Philip Riivers, Charlie Whitehurst
49ers 9 Phil Dawson, Brian Jennings, Jonathan Goodwin, Justin Smith, Anquan Boldin, Nnamdi Asomugha, Carlos Rogers, Andy Lee, Frank Gore
Titans 9 Rob Bironas, George Wilson, Eugene Amano, Kevin Walter, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Michael Roos, David Stewart, Michael Otto, Nate Washington
Falcons 8 Matt Bryant, Tony Gonzalez, Asante Samuel, Jonathan Babineaux, Osi Umenyiora, Roddy White, Steven Jackson, Stephen Nicholas
Bengals 8 Terence Newman, Mike Nugent, Travelle Wharton, Andrew Whitworth, Dennis Roland, Jason Allen, Kyle Cook, Robert Geathers
Vikings 8 Cullen Loeffler, Kevin Williams, Jared Allen, Chris Kluwe, Joe Berger, Matt Cassel, Chad Greenway, Brian Robison
Eagles 8 Donnie Jones, Michael Vick, Evan Mathis, Jason Peters, Isaac Sopoaga, Trent Cole, Todd Herremans, Jason Avant
Ravens 7 Chris Johnson, Vonta Leach, Chris Canty, Michael Huff, Sam Koch, Marcus Spears, Terrell Suggs
Bills 7 Rian Lindell, Fred Jackson, Bryan Scott, Erik Pears, Mark Anderson, Tarvaris Jackson, Kyle Williams
Colts 7 Adam Vinatieri, Matt Hasselbeck, Reggie Wayne, Aubayo Franklin, Robert Mathis, Cory Redding, Brandon McKinney
Raiders 7 Sebastian Janikowski, Jon Condo, Khalif Barnes, Alex Barron, Mike Breisel, Kevin Burnett, Jason Hunter
Seahawks 7 Ryan Longwell, Patrick Chukwurah, Chris Clemons, Heath Farwell, Jon Ryan, Michael Robinson, Paul McQuistan
Jaguars 6 Brad Meester, Jeremy Cain, Jason Babin, John Chick, Josh Scobee, Jason Spitz
Dolphins 6 John Denney, Cameron Wake, Tyrone Culver, Brent Grimes, Richie Incognito, Dimitri Patterson
Buccaneers 6 Nate Kaeding, Andrew Economos, Gary Gibson, Vincent Jackson, Michael Koenen, Donald Penn
Jets 4 David Garrard, Antonio Garay, Isaiah Trufant, Willie Colon
Packers 3 Ryan Pickett, John Kuhn, Tramon Williams
Chiefs 3 Terrance Copper, Derrick Johnson, Dunta Robinson
Rams 2 Scott Wells, Harvey Dahl
Browns 1 Jason Campbell

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  1. Joe D says:

    You don’t want your O-line getting old (ask the Giants, although they did win a sb with a crap line)…All the more sense to grab someone in the draft. And n the NFL you get old fast. Sometimes the decline is a steep one

  2. Invictus XI says:

    Of the NYG on this list: Shaun Rogers, Josh Brown, David Carr, David Diehl, Corey Webster, Aaron Ross, Justin Tuck, Kevin Boothe, and Mike Patterson are all free agents in 2014.

    Cullen Jenkins has an easily cuttable contract.

    Weatherford and Manning are obviously going nowhere.

    Kiwanuka and Baas would incur large dead money hits if cut next year, so they are here to stay.

    Antrel Rolle and Chris Snee are two of the three HIGHEST cap hits next year and the Giants would save roundabouts $7 mill by getting rid of either, or $14 mill w/both. That puts them squarely in the realm of possible cap casualty based on how this draft and the season plays out.

    Lots of turnover is going to come to the team soon, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this time next year we see them going from the oldest team to one of the youngest.

    1. NYG_Slater says:

      exactly. Of the 16 they are married to 4 through 2014.

      In fact, the giants top 51 assuming Rolle is gone and they don’t pick up the snee option will have them at ~86 million cap number. They’ll need every dime of room to re-up on cruz, nicks, jpp, and eli–but they should have it.

      As for Washington, they are in fine cap shape. Mainly because they have their QB on a rookie contract. When your franchise quality QB has a cap hit of <6 million/yr……life is good.

      Surprisingly Philly already has 120 million on the books for '14. It'll be interesting to see how Peters and Ryan play this coming year. They are obvious cap casualty possibilities as their cap hit is 99% salary-no dead weight.

      Now Dallas….yikes….. they have 141 million already on the books in 2014. Now look at the guys who make more than 5 million a year in salary (excluding carr and romo, they aint going anywhere). those guys have a combined 38 million dead weight cap hit in 2014. So even if they cut all of them to shed salaries, they save a paltry 12 million of 141……that leaves one option…..


  3. Bob says:

    This just reminds me how bad the Wade Phillips era of drafting was. Lots of young talent and old talent, nothing in the middle.

  4. Dan in Philly says:

    Eli Manning: apparently the toughest man in the NFL.
    wouldnt it be bizzare if he broke Favre’s record??

    1. brisulph says:

      That is still a long way off, isn’t it? I know he managed a separated shoulder in 2007, but he is getting older, becomes quite tough to ignore those nagging to medium injuries.

  5. mandmeisterx says:

    Brian Schaefering is a free agent.

    1. Yep, you’re right. Fixed.

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