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Denver Broncos quarterbacks Caleb Hanie and Adam Weber at training camp in 2012. (BroncoTalk.net photo/Kyle Montgomery)
The Denver Broncos made the free agent acquisition of center Dan Koppen and re-acquisition of Caleb Hanie official Tuesday, announcing the moves in a press release Tuesday.
To make room on their 53-man roster, center/guard C.J. Davis was waived.
Other roster moves
The Broncos waived WR Tyler Grisham from Injured Reserve (presumably reaching an injury settlement with the third-year player) and made a pair of practice squad moves: signing DE Jamie Blatnick and releasing guard Wayne Tribue.
No surprise that Davis is the guy to go in Koppen’s stead. I don’t see Koppen unseating starter J.D. Walton right away, but he’ll certainly push the third-year starting center. He does have a history with Broncos OL coach Dave Magazu dating back from Magazu’s Boston College days, which helps, but Walton entrenched himself during training camp. I believe it’s his job to lose.
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Center/guard C.J. Davis, released after the signing of C Dan Koppen, has been signed to the practice squad, the Denver Broncos announced.
Davis (6-2, 308) is a third year undrafted player who spent the 2009-10 seasons with the Carolina Panthers, seeing action in seven games in 2010. Davis was placed on Injured Reserve in 2009 and was waived/injured by the Panthers in 2011. He initially...
Another bombshell John Fox dropped in his afternoon presser today — quarterback Caleb Hanie, released last week, will be signed back with the team.
Fox confirmed the initial move to release Hanie last week was “procedural.” Translation? The Broncos were avoiding being on the hook for Hanie’s vested veteran status, which would have made his 2012 salary guaranteed. By risking...
The Denver Broncos are planning to re-sign quarterback Caleb Hanie, who was released by the team on Saturday in a money-saving move, the Denver Post reported Monday. By waiving Hanie on Saturday, the Broncos did not have to guarantee his $1 million salary or pay him a $250,000 roster bonus. Hanie may become the team's third-string quarterback, because rookie Brock Osweiler...
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 ESPNBoston.com 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...
The Broncos announced in an official press release on Tuesday the signings of Caleb Hanie and Dan Koppen. In the process of signing both veterans, the Broncos were forced to clear up two roster spots, and they did so by placing DT Ty Warren on injured reserve for the second straight season while releasing backup center C.J. Davis.
Hanie was released a day before the season opener...
Former Patriot Dan Koppen Signs With Denver Broncos -
Former Pro Bowl center Dan Koppen, who spent nine season snapping the ball to Tom Brady in New England, will now have the chance to work with Peyton Manning. Koppen signed with the Denver Broncos on Tuesday, two weeks after he was released from the New England Patriots. Koppen, who turns 33 on Wednesday, adds experience and depth...
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, free agent center Dan Koppen is close to signing a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos.
Former Patriots C Dan Koppen is very close to a 1-year deal with the Broncos. Good to see a good guy’s getting another shot.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 11, 2012
The 32-year old Koppen previously played for the Patriots from 2003-2011.
Center Dan Koppen, who was released by the Patriots on Aug. 31, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos, ESPN.com reported Monday. Koppen spent nine seasons with the Patriots, starting 120 games in New England. He started just one game last season before breaking his ankle. He lost his starting job with the Patriots to Ryan Wendell this year. .
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The Denver Broncos are close to signing former New England Patriots center Dan Koppen to a one-year deal, according to the NFL.com.
Koppen was released by the Patriots on Aug. 31 after nine seasons with the team. He has won two Super Bowl titles and made one Pro Bowl team.
The Broncos current starting center is J.D. Walton while C.J. Davis is the backup. Koppen will give the...
According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, former Patriots center Dan Koppin has agreed to sign with the Denver broncos.
Former Patriots center Dan Koppen agrees to terms on 1-year deal with Broncos, source says.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 11, 2012
Former Pro Bowl center Dan Koppen, who spent nine season
snapping the ball to Tom Brady in New England, will now have the
chance to work with Peyton Manning.