Found April 13, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
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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. Photo Credit: Keith Nordstrom/Patriots.com Koppen was selected in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Patriots. The 6-2, 296-pound center became an immediate starter and missed just nine starts combined coming into 2011.  Last season, however, Koppen suffered a serious season-ending ankle injury in the season opener, which forced Dan Connolly to take over as the starter. Conversation commenced that the club would part ways with Koppen, a former Boston College standout and 2007 Pro Bowler, and make Connolly the starting center moving forward.  GridironGrit.com Analyst Law Murray didn’t buy into this, nonetheless, suggesting that both players were hitting the open market and Koppen had the best chance to...
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