Niko Koutouvides LB NE Dec 25 '78

Patriots re-signed LB Niko Koutouvides to a one-year deal.

Koutouvides is a special teamer who played just nine defensive snaps last season. He did start one game for the Pats in 2011, but is unlikely to see more than a handful of plays at linebacker this upcoming season.

Niko Koutouvides LB NE Jun 30 '78

Patriots re-signed LB Niko Koutouvides.

Koutouvides is a core special teamer that has been doing the roster dance with the Patriots for more than a year.

Niko Koutouvides LB NE Dec 23 '77

Patriots re-signed LB Niko Koutouvides to a one-year contract.

Koutouvides is a special teamer. The 31-year-old appeared in eight games for New England last season, making one start due to injuries and 14 tackles.

Niko Koutouvides LB NE Aug 19 '77

Patriots signed LB Niko Koutouvides.

Koutouvides will provide special teams help. He spent training camp with the Pats before getting released at final cuts.

Niko Koutouvides LB NE Jun 19 '77

Free agent LB Niko Koutouvides worked out for the Dolphins on Thursday.

The journeyman special teamer was released by the Patriots during final cuts.

Niko Koutouvides LB NE Jun 13 '77

Patriots released LB Niko Koutouvides.

Koutouvides is a journeyman special teamer, but it's not a great sign that he failed to make the team after reuniting with special teams coordinator Scott O'Brien. Tracy White could benefit from Koutouvides' release.

Niko Koutouvides LB NE May 24 '77

Patriots signed LB Niko Koutouvides.

The seven-year veteran is purely a special teamer, racking up 101 tackles in kick coverage in 103 NFL games. He played under special teams coordinator Scott O'Brien in Denver three years ago.