Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 3/17/13

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 15: Linebacker Niko Koutouvides #53 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts after failing to make a tackle against the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on November 15, 2009 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Plainville CT’s very own Niko Koutouvides has re-signed with the New England Patriots.  Koutouvides, 31, has played for New England since 2011 despite being released twice in that time period and brought back. Koutouvides has proven to be a key player on special teams and invaluable to the teams depth at linebacker. He attended Purdue University and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 4th round of the 2004 NFL Draft.  In addition to Seattle he has also played for Denver and Tampa Bay mostly as a special teams player. Follow Steve on Twitter @SteveMichaelsII photo credit: patriots.com
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