ST. LOUIS (AP) There are 17 rookies on the St. Louis Rams' opening day roster, seven more players age 24 or younger and 31 in all on the 53-man roster who were not with the franchise last season.
It's the youngest team in the NFL, with an average age under 26. A lot of kids for new coach Jeff Fisher to corral.
Fisher and new general manager Les Snead are prepared to live with the mistakes. Fisher was at his wise-cracking best when the topic came up after practice Wednesday.
"Well, look, I'm going to cut the cartoons off at the hotel," Fisher joked. "Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Have Froot Loops for the pregame meal. How's that?"
Beyond the one-liners, it's clear the new regime has embraced an overhaul so extensive that the so-called crusty veteran has become an endangered species. There are just five players over 30, compared with 13 for the season opener last year.
The 52-year-old Fisher was out of the NFL last year before tackling the task of transforming a franchise t...