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Looks like the Patriots are going to have to change their draft board and what holes they need to fill, as they now have some more depth on the offensive line, but lost some linebacker depth.
The team reported Friday that it’s bringing back 9-year veteran Dan Koppen, signing him to a 2-year/$6 million contract. This move will create some competition with the recently re-signed Dan Connolly.
Connolly filled in for Koppen after he was hurt in the first week and was later put on injured reserve mid-season when it was determined he would not be back. Connolly, who is more flexible to play guard or center, will want a shot to start, while Koppen, who has played almost exclusively center, will battle to get his spot back.
The Patriots were possibly going to look to fill the center and depth through the draft.
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“The Patriots were indeed prepared to move on without Dan Koppen at center, it’s just that he...
Linebacker Gary Guyton signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins, according to the Miami Herald, and is expected to compete with Koa Misi for a starting job.
Guyton, 26, started six games for the Patriots in 2011 and 24 of 32 over the previous two seasons, but he was a healthy inactive for the team's Super Bowl XLVI loss to the Giants.
Guyton played the past four years...
With Dan Koppen's surprising return, the Patriots might have the deepest offensive line in the NFL. Koppen reportedly signed a two-year, $6 million deal Friday to stay in New England, which means the Patriots will be paying someone starting-caliber money to sit on the bench. Last month, Dan Connolly signed a three-year deal that could be worth as much as $9.7 million, according...
Linebacker Gary Guyton's down year in 2011 turned out to be the end of his four-season tenure with the Patriots. Guyton agreed to a one-year deal with the Dolphins on Friday, according to a source. After the season, Guyton and the Patriots had a mutual decision to part ways. Guyton, who went undrafted in 2008, emerged as a quality role player who performed well as a starter,...
After testing the waters last month on the open market, center Dan Koppen has agreed to a two-year contract to remain with the New England Patriots. NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports the deal is worth approximately $6 million, per Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk.com.
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Koppen was selected in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft...
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Good news from Adam Schefter today as Tom Brady’s long time center will be back in the mix for 2012. I’m not sure how it will play out between Koppen and his 2011 replacement Dan Connolly but really it doesn’t matter at this point. Injuries are a huge part of the game and you can never have too many good, experienced offensive lineman to protect...
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The Patriots really need interior line help. Brian Waters is 35, Dan Connolly is mediocre and Logan Mankins had ACL surgery after the Super Bowl and is no sure thing going forward. Koppen, their starting center in 2010, will definitely help fill the need. He should be an upgrade over Connolly at center and Connolly will be freed up to provide much needed depth at guard, his natural...
Tom Brady said recently the only butt he likes touching, other than his wife's, is Koppens.
In other news around the National Football League today, the New England Patriots have re-signed long-time center Dan Koppen to a two-year $6 million deal, to keep him as a Patriot, likely for the remainder of his career.
Koppen, was a former fifth-round draft pick of the Patriots back...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New England Patriots are re-signing center Dan Koppen.
Albert Breer of the NFL Network has confirmed that Koppen and the Patriots have agreed to a two-year deal.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be very happy to know Koppen will be back, since he’s one of his best friends on the team.
According to a Tweet from Adam Schefter, the Patriots have re-signed Center Dan Koppen: Tom Brady will be happy: Patriots are re-signing center Dan Koppen, per league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 13, 2012 Koppen missed last season with a fractured ankle that he suffered Week 1 against Miami. Koppen is a former pro [...]
Women's lacrosse beat Cal 16-6 Saturday in the first "Red Bandanna #19 Game." The goal was to honor Welles Crowther the former BC men's lacrosse player who lost his life on September 11, 2001. It was a nice win and hopefully the start of a nice tradition. Baseball had a chance to upset No. 1 Florida State but couldn't hold the lead in the 9th.Dan Koppen will...