Tom Brady of the New England Patriots reacts with teammate Dan Koppen of the New England Patriots after a touchdown in the first half at Gillette Stadium on November 21 2010 in Foxboro Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Former Patriots center Dan Koppen agrees to terms on 1-year deal with Broncos, source says.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 11, 2012
Koppen is a 32 year old, 9-year veteran who has spent his entire career in New England. The 5th round draft pick in 2003 out of Boston College stands at 6-2 and 296 lbs. has started 121 of 121 games. I think that's known as a "reliable vet."
Dan was an All-Pro and Pro Bowler at the end of the 2007 season. He is a 2-Time Super Bowl Champion (XXXVIII, XXXIX), 4-Time AFC Champion (2003, 2004, 2007, 2011) and a winner of the Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award (2011).
Koppen was named to the Patriots' 2000s all-decade team in 2010. The following season, he started all 16 games for the Patriots. Dan fractured his ankle during the Week 1 matchup of the 2011 season against the Miami Dolphins. On September 21, he was placed on Injured Reserve. He was released during final cuts prior to the 2012 season on August 31, 2012