Posted Tue Oct 2nd by Jon Heath
All indications seem to be that veteran center Dan Koppen will start against his former team, the New England Patriots, on Sunday. Koppen jumped in the lineup last week when starter J.D. Walton suffered an ankle injury against the Raiders; the Broncos placed Walton on injured reserve the next day, clearing the way for Koppen to get his first start of the season.
Koppen (6-2, 300 lbs.) is a ten-year veteran who was Tom Brady‘s center from 2001-2010. Interestingly, Koppen—who has three Super Bowl rings from his New England days—is also the NFL’s all-time winningest offensive lineman with an overall career record of 107-31 (.775 pct.).
The Broncos will also get linebacker Joe Mays and tight end Virgil Green back this week, both of whom are coming off of suspensions. Additionally, linebacker Mike Mohamed has been waived.
The Broncos will travel to New England to take on the Patriots this week. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:25 p.m. (MT) and the game will be broadcast on CBS.