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Koppen Done For Season

Published On: Jul 29 2013 12:46:05 AM CDT
Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos

ENGLEWOOD,Colo. -

Broncos center Dan Koppen is out for the season after tearing his left ACL on Sunday in 9-on-7 drills, less than six weeks after rejoining Denver following J.D. Walton's setback in his comeback from ankle surgery.
    
Koppen, an 11-year veteran who played his first nine seasons with the Patriots, was caught in a pile early in the workout and was carted off the field and taken for an MRI, which revealed the season-ending injury.
    
Manny Ramirez, who took most of the snaps at center during Denver's offseason practices, stepped in for Koppen, whose teams have gone 108-28 in games he has started.
    
Koppen's injury is the latest setback to Peyton Manning's patched-up pocket of protection.
    
Left guard Zane Beadles was the only starting lineman to come out of last season unscathed.

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