- Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer
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Koppen will now have a chance to snap to Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning after nine seasons snapping to Tom Brady, putting him in the unique position of working closely with two of the all-time greats at the position.
Koppen had re-signed with the Patriots this offseason to a one-year deal and was edged out in a training camp competition for the starting job by four-year veteran Ryan Wendell. Koppen was released at New England's final roster cutdown, with the team keeping backup interior linemen Donald Thomas and Nick McDonald over Koppen.
Koppen appeared in 121 regular-season games for the Patriots from 2003-2011, in addition to 14 playoff games.
Former New England Patriots center Dan Koppen has agreed to a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos, a league source says.