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Published on 09/10/2012 at Mon Sep 10 20:45.
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Dan Koppen

Former New England Patriots C Dan Koppen

The Denver Broncos have reportedly added more depth to their interior offensive line Monday, signing recently released Patriots center Dan Koppen, Mike Reiss of reports.

Koppen, 32, was released by the Patriots last week. An eight-year starter for Bill Belichick, Koppen was placed on Injured Reserve last year following an ankle injury suffered in Week One of 2011.

Koppen had “no intentions” of retiring following the release, per one report.

Koppen snapped to Tom Brady (and Matt Cassel) in 120 regular season games and three Super Bowls from 2003-2011. Now he has the chance to snap to Peyton Manning.

Update: Adam “The Truth” Schefter confirms Reiss’s report via Twitter.

  • Tim Lynch

    Counting the Practice Squad that would be five, count ’em FIVE, centers on the roster. W.T.F.

  • Tim Lynch

    Wait, I forgot the long snapper. SIX…SIX CENTERS. Are we an NBA team?

  • anthony33

    Difficult to tell for me. but we have all heard how bad Walton is. I don’t see it. I can only assume it has more to do with calling the right protection schemes than his physical ability to block, but again, not sure.
    I would think it would take a couple of weeks to get a new center ready regardless of his past experience because he needs to learn the Broncos offensive lingo.
    I did see Manning on the sideline having conversations with Walton a couple of times. Hopefully he picks it up at some point, there are two full years of development invested in him.

  • areferee

    After the 53 man roster is established, signing a new player is only half of the story. Who was cut to make room for the signing? If we added Hanie and Koppen, which two players were cit or otherwise removed from the active roster? Follow up?.

  • Tim Lynch

    Ty Warren to IR.

  • Tim Lynch

    Hanie is a rumor is it not?

  • SivNiz

    Hopefully we’re getting all kinds of good info on the Pats. Lets beat the hoodie at his own game!

  • Jim_Jebow

    As far as I can tell, Koppen is the only ginger on the team. I’m guessing he was signed just for lightning protection (gingers are lightning proof) I bet the team will all be hanging close to Koppen when storms move in

  • areferee

    Evidently not. He is listed on their roster, according to

  • areferee

    Denver Broncos9/11

    C.J. Davis



    Caleb Hanie



    Dan Koppen



    Jamie Blatnick


    practice squad addition.

    Ty Warren


    Placed on IR

  • Doom92

    I don’t get the joke… Is “ginger” and the whole lightning bit a red headed person or racial slur? Doesnt seem like you if it is, like I said I just don’t get it or think its funny…

  • Doom92

    My Guess would be that most of or part of them can play guard as well… Of course that could still be a basketball team, especially if one or more of them can play forward ;-)..