Titans search for center continues with Dan Koppen

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The Titans have struck out with three free agent centers already this offseason, but they are headed back to the plate one more time.

Dan Koppen will visit with the team this week, according to a report from Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. The Titans have already spent time with Scott Wells, Chris Myers and Jeff Saturday, but all three men wound up signing with other teams. That’s left the Titans with Eugene Amano and they’re clearly not happy with the possibility of heading into next season with Amano as their only choice at the position.

Koppen became a starter in New England in the second game of his rookie season and went on to start 120 times for the Patriots before breaking his ankle in Week One of the 2011 season. He played at a high level in 2010, although being 33 and coming off of a serious injury do create some doubts about Koppen’s ability to remain at that level.

Dan Connolly replaced him and got a new contract this offseason, likely paving Koppen’s way out of New England. Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that the Pats offered Koppen a contract before free agency started, but it’s hard to see how he’d fit with Connolly back and Robert Gallery in the fold.