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Dan Koppen | Center

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/12/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 300
College: Boston College
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Broncos placed C Dan Koppen on injured reserve with a torn left ACL, ending his season.
G/C Manny Ramirez is getting the first crack at snapping the ball to Peyton Manning in Koppen's absence. Going on 34, Koppen sat on the open market until June 20. He graded out in the bottom half of Pro Football Focus' center ratings last season. Koppen will have to decide if he wants to rehab with retirement or another season in mind. Tue, Jul 30, 2013 01:24:00 PM

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A Sunday MRI confirmed Broncos C Dan Koppen has a torn left ACL and will miss the 2013 season.

Koppen turns 34 in September and was only signed out of desperation in June by the Broncos. The ACL tear could end his ten-year career. Denver may have to get creative at center after losing both Koppen and J.D. Walton (ankle surgeries). Old Peyton Manning pal Jeff Saturday was awful in Green Bay last year and has retired. Uninspiring in-house options include Manny Ramirez, Philip Blake, and Quentin Saulsberry. Saulsberry was arrested for DUI in May.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 03:59:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports the Broncos fear C Dan Koppen tore his left ACL during Sunday's training camp practice.

He's undergoing a Sunday afternoon MRI to confirm the injury's extent. Koppen was carted off the field in team drills. Re-signed in June after penciled-in starter J.D. Walton underwent a significant ankle surgery, Koppen was essentially Denver's fallback plan. They may now have to turn to a No. 3 center. The top free agent Cs available are Jeff Faine, Eugene Amano, and Jason Brown.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 03:17:00 PM

Broncos re-signed C Dan Koppen to a one-year contract.

It was easy to see this coming after it was announced that C J.D. Walton needed another ankle surgery and would likely miss the season. Koppen, 34 in September, started 12 games in place of Walton last season. Although he doesn't have a whole lot left in the tank, Koppen was easily the top free-agent center available. He's a huge upgrade on Manny Ramirez, who had been taking the first-team reps at center this spring. Koppen graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 21 center in 2012, excelling in pass protection.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 01:16:00 PM

The Denver Post expects the Broncos to "take a look" at free agent C Dan Koppen with C J.D. Walton (ankle surgeries) likely out for the season.

Koppen was Walton's fill-in last season, grading out as the No. 22 center in Pro Football Focus' ratings as he made 12 starts. Koppen is the market's top-remaining center — which isn't saying much — but turns 34 in September. The Broncos don't have any compelling in-house options.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 02:20:00 PM

Broncos agreed to terms with C Dan Koppen, formerly of the Patriots.

33-year-old Koppen is a veteran in the no-huddle/shotgun offense, and Broncos C J.D. Walton had problems with calling out protections in those sets Sunday night against the Steelers. Koppen could replace Walton as a starter quickly.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 12:20:00 AM

Patriots released C Dan Koppen.

Koppen, who appeared in just one game last year due to a broken ankle, lost his starting gig to Dan Connolly. It ends Koppen's nine-year, 120-start run with the Patriots.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 01:25:00 PM

Patriots C Dan Koppen has reiterated he's 100 percent recovered from the broken ankle that limited him to one game last season.

"I’m good," Koppen said Sunday. "I don’t even feel it anymore." Koppen will compete with Dan Connolly for the Patriots' starting center job. The Boston Globe has characterized the competition as "Connolly's to lose."
Mon, May 28, 2012 12:48:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Patriots C Dan Koppen's two-year deal has a base value of just $3.05 million.

For a nearly 33-year-old center coming off a lost season, it's a much more realistic figure than the originally reported $6 million. Koppen can earn $2.7 million based on play-time incentives, but $400K of the deal consists of per-game roster bonuses and ultimately the contract hinges on Koppen making starts. He'll have to beat out Dan Connolly for the starting job in camp.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 11:18:00 AM

Recently re-signed Patriots C Dan Koppen says he's completely healed from the broken leg that limited him to one game in 2011.

"It’s been good for a long time," Koppen said. "No worries there." As long as that's true, Koppen should enter camp the heavy favorite to take back the starting job he's held since 2003 from Dan Connolly. Koppen also said he's hopeful of finishing his career in New England, but that he doesn't necessarily believe the two-year deal he signed Friday will be his final contract.
Sat, Apr 14, 2012 11:49:00 AM

Patriots agreed to terms with C Dan Koppen on a two-year, $6 million contract.

Koppen's New England future was in question after he visited Tennessee while the Pats re-signed Dan Connolly. Koppen is entering his age-33 season after missing 15 games with a broken ankle in 2011. He's the clear favorite to start at center, leaving Connolly free to fill in at both guard spots. The Titans are still in the market for a center upgrade after whiffing on four veterans.
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 11:38:00 AM

The Patriots discussed re-signing C Dan Koppen before the beginning of free agency.

Alas, the Pats have since re-signed C Dan Connolly to a three-year deal, and aren't known to have reached out to Koppen since the beginning of free agency. He'll make his first known visit when he heads to Tennessee later this week.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 09:34:00 AM

The Titans will host C Dan Koppen for a free agent visit later this week.

Per the Tennessean's Jim Wyatt, Koppen's visit could occur "as early as Wednesday." Koppen is a 32-year-old center-only coming off a severe ankle injury. The Patriots won't be re-signing Koppen after locking up Dan Connolly.
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 10:04:00 PM

Free agent C Dan Koppen says he feels "great" after missing all but one game in 2011 with a broken ankle, and plans to continue playing in 2012.

Koppen turns 33 before the season, and the Pats may look to get younger at the position unless he's willing to do a low-cost deal. "I’d love to come back here and play," said Koppen. "But I’m not shut off to the idea of going other places or seeing the opportunities that may present themselves." Dan Connolly was the Pats' center all year, but he too is a free agent.
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 04:28:00 PM

ESPN Boston believes the Patriots could allow free agent C Dan Koppen to walk.

Koppen was sent to injured reserve after breaking his ankle in Week 1. Fellow C Dan Connolly is also a free agent, but is three years younger than Koppen, who will turn 33 in September. After Connolly struggled in both pass protection and run blocking this season, however, the Pats should be open to re-signing Koppen if the price is right.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Feb 7, 2012 09:35:00 AM

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