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Weeden would be among Browns' oldest starters

Springtime tidbit out of Cleveland:

If 28-year-old rookie Brandon Weeden wins the quarterback derby for the Browns, he'll start the 2012 season as the second-oldest player in the team's projected starting offensive lineup.

Check out the legwork done by Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository.

Cleveland's likely starters, listed from oldest to youngest:

  1. Tight end Ben Watson turns 32 on Dec. 18
  2. Weeden turns 29 on Oct. 14
  3. Left tackle Joe Thomas turns 28 on Dec. 4
  4. Center Alex Mack turns 27 on Nov. 19
  5. Receiver Mohamed Massaquoi turns 26 on Nov. 24
  6. Left guard Jason Pinkston turns 24 on Sept. 5
  7. Fullback Owen Marecic tuns 24 on Oct. 4
  8. Right guard Shawn Lauvao turns 24 on Oct. 26
  9. Receiver Greg Little turns 23 on May 30
  10. Right tackle Mitchell Schwartz turns 23 on June 8
  11. Running back Trent Richardson turns 22 on July 10

Meanwhile, grizzled veteran passer Colt McCoy turns 25 in September. Weeden can put the age issue to bed if he proves successful slicing through NFL defenses. As it stands, we have larger issues with this lineup beyond the quarterback's birth date.

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