Source: Koppen suffers broken left ankle

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Source: Koppen suffers broken left ankle

By Phil Perry
CSNNE.com

According to CSNNE's Mike Giardi, Patriots center Dan Koppen has a broken ankle.

.bbpBox113454223387131904 background:url(http:a1.twimg.comprofile_background_images68363650twitter_giardi.jpg) 022330;padding:20px; p.bbpTweetbackground:fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px p.bbpTweet span.metadatadisplay:block;width:100;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid fff;border-top:1px solid e6e6e6 p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.authorline-height:19px p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author imgfloat:left;margin:0 7px 0 0px;width:38px;height:38px p.bbpTweet a:hovertext-decoration:underlinep.bbpTweet span.timestampfont-size:12px;display:blockA source tells me Dan Koppen has a broken ankle. Will see how much collateral damage was done before making IR decision Patriotsless than a minute ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry Favorite Retweet ReplyMichael Giardi
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Koppen was carted off the field Monday night after a Dolphin rolled over his lower left leg. Dan Connolly replaced Koppen at center and held his own.Asked after the game about the impending loss of Koppen for an extended stretch, Tom Brady said, "Thats tough, man, hes the best. Theres no one like him. I think he and I have a great chemistry between the two of us we always have. Hes one of my great friends and hopefully hes back at some point.It's been a while since Brady's had someone else snapping the ball to him on a regular basis.Were certainly going to miss him, but at the same time other guys have to have to step in and do the job," said Brady. "I mean, I think thats part of what this games all about is other guys stepping in when theyre called upon and executing just like Koppen was in there."The injury thins the Patriots offensive line even further. They are already without starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer, who is out with a back injury.

Bennett to critics: ‘You take a paycut’

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Martellus Bennett is as good at Twitter as he is at football. Add to that the fact that all eyes are on whether the free agent will stay in New England and the @MartysaurusRex account becomes a must-follow. 

On Wednesday, Bennett put his powers to good use and shared a glimpse into his line of thinking regarding free agency.

Bennett, who could very well leave the Pats for more money, responded to a criticism of his desire to get paid and followed it with several more musings. 

Report: Belichick may be called to testify in Hernandez trial

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Bill Belichick, identified as "William Belichick," has been added to the list of potential defense witnesses who could testify during the upcoming double-homicide trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, according to the Boston Herald.

Per the Herald, the new list of potential witnesses for the defense also includes Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who was Hernandez's teammate at the University of Florida. 

Belichick, McDaniels and Pouncey aren't guaranteed to testify, but their presence on the civilian witness list makes their presence in court a possibility. 

Hernandez's trial is scheduled to start next Wednesday. He's accused of killing Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Furtado back in July of 2012. Hernandez is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted of the murder Odin Lloyd in 2013.