Stork Fails Physical with Redskins

Last week, in a fog of confusion, the Washington Redskin sent a conditional 7th round draft pick to the New England Patriots for center Brian Stork. That trade will not go through now, as Stork failed his physical with the Skins and his rights automatically revert to New England. The Skins will keep their conditional draft pick.

It was originally reported last Wednesday that the Patriots were cutting Stork, who has played two years in the NFL, including starting in New England’s last Super Bowl victory, but has suffered four concussions during his time in the league. However, no sooner had news of Stork’s release been, uh, released, word came in that the Skins had traded for him due to well-founded concerns about their center position, where both Kory Lichtensteiger and Spencer Long have struggled in the preseason.

Washington is now back to scouring the waiver wire for help at the center position, unless they can arrange another, better trade. Presumably, Stork will be one of those names on the waiver wire, though I don’t think the Skins will be calling him this time.


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