Dan Koppen on the field as they take on the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half of the preseason game at Gillette Stadium. (David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE)

Denver Broncos Sign Former Patriots' Center Dan Koppen

The Denver Broncos signed former New England Patriots center Dan Koppen Monday evening.

Koppen was released by the Patriots just two weeks ago, and did not play most of last season due to suffering a fractured ankle. Koppen started in 120 games in nine seasons for the Patriots.

The Broncos likely brought him aboard because of his expertise in running the no-huddle offense and calling out protection schemes. He did it for nearly a decade for Tom Brady.

The Broncos current center, J.D. Walton, has started in all 35 games since he was drafted in 2010.

The 6’2″, 300-pound Koppen was drafted out of Boston College in the fifth round of the 2003 draft.

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