Found September 10, 2012 on
Pro Football Zone:
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.
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