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Monday, August 8, 2011
Report: Patriots work out LB Koutouvides

By Mike Rodak

The Patriots had veteran free agent linebacker Niko Koutouvides in for a workout on Monday, according to Adam Caplan of Sirius-XM Radio.

Known as a special teams-focused player, the 30-year old Koutouvides has played in 146 career games for the Buccaneers, Broncos, and Seahawks. In 2008, Koutouvides was coached in Denver by then-Broncos and current Patriots special teams coach Scott O'Brien.

By working out Koutouvides (6-foot-2, 238 pounds), the Patriots are likely looking for another special teams option and reserve linebacker to compete with recently re-signed veteran Tracy White.