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9 Days ’Til Camp: NFL’s Youth Movement

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Every day until the start of camp on July 26, we’ll provide one juicy nugget to whet your appetite for the return of football. We’d give you more but the CBA forbids two-a-days. Sorry. Yes, the Packers are young, but the rest of the league is trending in that direction, as well.

Out with the old and in with the new is the old-fashioned way of building an NFL roster. Today, it’s out with the kind-of-old and in with the new. During last month’s minicamp, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the team’s new defensive focus of “less scheme and more personnel” is the byproduct of a forever-young roster. Join the club, Mike. Last season, Green Bay’s Week 1 roster was...

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