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Dolphins youth movement: Miami 5th youngest team in NFL

The Miami Dolphins are among the youngest teams in the NFL this season.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins have 89 players on their roster, counting the signing today of wide receiver Tommy Streeter. The average age of those players is just 24.8 years old, the fifth-youngest team in the league. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars (24.5), St. Louis Rams (24.5), Green Bay Packers (24.6), and Houston Texans (24.8) are younger than Miami at this point in the offseason.

Miami has just eight players who have reached their 30th birthday already: cornerback Zack Bowman (30), quarterback Matt Moore (30), tackle Branden Albert (30), punter Brandon Fields (31), cornerback Brent Grimes (31), wide receiver Greg Jennings (31), defensive end Cameron Wake (33), and long snapper John Denney (36).

Sixty-three of the Dolphins' 89 players, or 71-percent of the roster, are currently 25 or younger.

The Dolphins are going to be relying on a lot of young players this year. Some of those players, like center Mike Pouncey (25), defensive end Olivier Vernon (24), and running back Lamar Miller (24), seem set as rising stars in the league.  Others are players who have to prove themselves this season, including guard Dallas Thomas (25), kicker Caleb Sturgis (25), Jamar Taylor (24), and guard Billy Turner (23).

The full list of players 25 and younger for the Dolphins  is:

McCarthy, Ellis DT 20
Ajayi, Jay RB 21
McCain, Bobby CB 21
Darr, Matt P 22
Drew, Ray DE 22
Franks, Andrew K 22
Hewitt, Neville LB 22
James, LaMichael RB 22
Johnson, Anthony DT 22
Jones, Christion WR 22
King, Nigel WR 22
Landry, Jarvis WR 22
Lippett, Tony CB 22
Montgomery, Kendall DE 22
Parker, DeVante WR 22
Phillips, Jordan DT 22
Thompson, Cedric S 22
Walker, Aundrey OL 22
Aikens, Walt S 23
Baucus, Mickey OL 23
Douglas, Jamil G 23
Fede, Terrence DE 23
Hawkins, Donald OL 23
Hazel, Matt WR 23
James, Ja'Wuan T 23
Jenkins, Jelani LB 23
Johnson, Kamal DT 23
Liedtke, Michael OL 23
Luc, Jeff LB 23
McCain, Chris LB 23
Savage, Dionte OL 23
Semisch, Tim TE 23
Stills, Kenny WR 23
Turner, Billy G 23
Williams, Damien RB 23
Coleman, Deandre DT 24
Dieke, Emmanuel DE 24
Gillislee, Mike RB 24
Hull, Mike LB 24
Kovacs, Jordan S 24
Lynch, Arthur TE 24
McDonald, Tyler WR 24
Miller, Lamar RB 24
Seamster, Sammy CB 24
Sims, Dion TE 24
Taylor, Jamar CB 24
Tripp, Jordan LB 24
Vernon, Olivier DE 24
Vigil, Zach LB 24
Brenner, Sam C 25
Byrd, LaRon WR 25
Davis, Will CB 25
Francis, A.J. DT 25
Gary, Shamiel S 25
Jones, Don S 25
Matthews, Rishard WR 25
Pouncey, Mike C 25
Robinson, Gerell TE 25
Stoneburner, Jake TE 25
Streeter, Tommy WR 25
Sturgis, Caleb K 25
Thomas, Dallas G 25
Thomas, Michael S 25