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Bill Belichick goes young with Patriots roster

Some thoughts while pondering what the nickname should be for the 2012 Patriots. How about Belichick’s Bambinos?

This is by far the youngest Opening Day roster coach Bill Belichick has assembled with the Patriots. The average age of New England’s roster right now (the team could have added four more tight ends late Sunday night) is 25 years, 274 days, according to STATS, LLC. That’s more than a year younger than the 2010 squad (26-280). The third-youngest team was Belichick’s first, the 5-11 juggernauts of 2000 (26-329).

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