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Niko Koutouvides | Linebacker

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/25/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 245
College: Purdue
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Patriots re-signed LB Niko Koutouvides to a one-year contract.
Koutouvides is a special teamer who played just nine defensive snaps last season. He did start one game for the Pats in 2011, but is unlikely to see more than a handful of plays at linebacker this upcoming season. Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:27:00 AM

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Patriots re-signed LB Niko Koutouvides.

Koutouvides is a core special teamer that has been doing the roster dance with the Patriots for more than a year.
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 11:30:00 AM

Patriots re-signed LB Niko Koutouvides to a one-year contract.

Koutouvides is a special teamer. The 31-year-old appeared in eight games for New England last season, making one start due to injuries and 14 tackles.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 08:08:00 PM

Patriots signed LB Niko Koutouvides.

Koutouvides will provide special teams help. He spent training camp with the Pats before getting released at final cuts.
Wed, Nov 9, 2011 11:04:00 AM

Free agent LB Niko Koutouvides worked out for the Dolphins on Thursday.

The journeyman special teamer was released by the Patriots during final cuts.
Thu, Sep 8, 2011 10:03:00 PM

Patriots released LB Niko Koutouvides.

Koutouvides is a journeyman special teamer, but it's not a great sign that he failed to make the team after reuniting with special teams coordinator Scott O'Brien. Tracy White could benefit from Koutouvides' release.
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 01:34:00 PM

Patriots signed LB Niko Koutouvides.

The seven-year veteran is purely a special teamer, racking up 101 tackles in kick coverage in 103 NFL games. He played under special teams coordinator Scott O'Brien in Denver three years ago.
Sun, Aug 14, 2011 01:15:00 PM

Bucs signed LB Niko Koutouvides, formerly of the Broncos.

Koutouvides was a free agent bust in Denver last year, but he's still young (28) and good enough on special teams to help Tampa's coverage units.
Mon, Mar 2, 2009 05:56:00 PM

Broncos released LB Niko Koutouvides.

Signed from Seattle to start at middle linebacker last March, Koutouvides couldn't beat out Nate Webster, who was possibly the weakest starting MIKE 'backer in the league. Koutouvides can cover kicks, but that's all he's good for.
Mon, Feb 16, 2009 08:15:00 PM

The Broncos have moved Niko Koutouvides from middle to weak-side linebacker.

And with a $1.8 million roster bonus due in 2009, they'll likely move him to the waiver wire after the season. A free agent bust, Koutouvides will now be behind rookie WLB Wesley Woodyard until D.J. Williams (knee) returns.
Wed, Nov 19, 2008 03:41:00 PM

The Broncos plan to name their new starting middle linebacker next week.

Nate Webster will start Denver's third exhibition game, indicating he may have a slight edge. Niko Koutouvides is listed behind him on the depth chart.
Thu, Aug 21, 2008 02:35:00 PM

Coach Mike Shanahan characterized the Broncos' competition at middle linebacker as "very close."

"Practice and game situations will dictate who will start," Shanahan said. Nate Webster will play in front of Niko Koutouvides in Denver's preseason opener. Koutouvides has seemingly shown little early and is the underdog.
Fri, Aug 8, 2008 03:14:00 PM

Broncos coach Mike Shanahan mentioned Nate Webster when asked who might compete with Niko Koutouvides to start at middle linebacker.

It's obvious that the Broncos want Koutouvides to win this battle, and pretty close to a lock that he will. Webster started on the strong side last year, but has been replaced there by Boss Bailey. He's not an effective starter.
Mon, May 19, 2008 11:24:00 PM

NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports the Broncos have signed LB Niko Koutouvides to a three-year, $7.5 million contract.

Koutouvides is a strong special teamer with some experience at middle linebacker. We doubt he'll be given a real chance to start there in Denver.
Mon, Mar 3, 2008 09:48:00 AM

The Bucs have reportedly contacted free agent LB Niko Koutouvides.

Koutouvides, an active special teamer, has been Lofa Tatupu's backup the past three seasons. The Bucs need a backup for MLB Barrett Ruud.
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 02:37:00 AM

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