Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/14/12

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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