Why the Jets Should Attempt to Sign Dan Koppen

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Aug 20, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots center Dan Koppen (67) on the field as they take on the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half of the preseason game at Gillette Stadium. The Eagles defeated the Patriots 27-17. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

The period to sign released players has begun. Mike Tannenbaum has been quoted as saying that this weekend was going to be a “mini-draft” for the team. We can only assume, and hope, that means that Mike and his staff are scouring the wires looking for good fits for this Jets roster.

As bloggers, analysts, and fans, it’s also our time to look over the recently released players and start finding guys that would be good additions to the New York Jets. Earlier this morning, we talked about one guy that would be a good fit, Greg Camarillo. Now we look at another area where the Jets are sorely in need of depth, the offensive line.

Enter Dan Koppen.

We know that this is a spot that has been sorely lacking. The depth on the offensive line was horrible last year. Remember Mr. Baxter? He came in to replace Nick Mangold while he was injured, and it was like the second coming of Vladimir Ducasse. It was brutal, and he nearly derailed the season in those early games. The Jets need talented depth on the offensive line, especially at center.

Dan Koppen is a center.

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  • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

    Koppen’s healthy and played well in camp, it’s just that Brian Waters looks like he is about to return and the Pats wanted to keep their younger, more versatile interior OLs (plenty of talent there). Koppen should be good to go as a great backup to the best center in the league, if the Jets choose to go that route.