Patriots Trade Bryan Stork To Redskins

5:18pm: If Stork does retire in the wake of the trade, he’ll owe the Redskins half of his $477K signing bonus – $238,500 – in addition to losing his 2016 salary of $600K, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

4:37pm: The Redskins have officially announced the trade, which seemingly indicates that Stork is not going to retire.

2:15pm: The Redskins traded a conditional seventh-round pick to Patriots for Stork, Adam Schefter of tweets.

1:49pm: Turns out, the Patriots didn’t cut Bryan Stork after all. The center has been traded to the Redskins, according to Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter). Bryan Stork (vertical)On Wednesday morning, it was reported that the Patriots were set to release Stork. Instead, the Redskins swooped in and offered up a conditional draft pick for the veteran center.

Stork can provide some much needed depth for the Redskins at center. Starter Kory Lichtensteiger was limited to five games last season and would-be backup Spencer Long is ticketed to play left guard with Shawn Lauvao sidelined. Josh LeRibeus is the team’s other option at center, but he struggled in that role in 2015.

Stork, 25 (26 in November), emerged as the Patriots’ starting center just four weeks into his rookie season in 2014, and finished the year there. Pro Football Focus’ grades suggested that Stork’s performance was somewhat up and down, but most of his worst performances came during the first half of the season. In 2015, Stork suffered a concussion which limited him to just eight games.

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10 comments on “Patriots Trade Bryan Stork To Redskins

  1. How/why is this reporting mistake constantly made? I would get fired if I messed up constantly the way sports media does….Oh, has been sold to yahoo….nope, no they weren’t. Actually, they weren’t even in the discussion as first “reported”.

    • djtommyaces

      Why does this bother you so much???? You must have the easiest job in the world

  2. mrpadre19

    Hmm….so your expecting perfection from free sports media sites?
    They’re only as good as the info they find somewhere else on the Internet…….

    • Nope, I am expecting near perfection from sports media sites. I am not even talking about blog sites (i mean this one has rumors in the title), Reporting something requires more than looking crap up on the internet, it requires sources…3 of em if I am not mistaken….Blogs, and Twitter and all this other crap allows for people to “report” anything when all it is, well, is crap….nobody reporting should make a mistake so bad that it is “person A was cut…..Nope, person A was traded”…I can do that at a bar with some buddies….These cats nowadays want to be first, not right

  3. madmanTX

    That is part of sports reporting, especially on transactions like trades. There’s the initial report , then players or draft picks are announced and there can be glitches like failed medical exams. That’s why these reports have time stamps as updates become available. I don’t see why anybody should stress over changes in any report. It happens.

  4. notthatcatfish

    Fwiw I thought Josh’s criticism was of Ian Rappaport and not PFR, although it is certainly possible that all of it was true at the time it was reported.

    Ian R reports he’s getting cut.

    Redskins call.

    Trade goes down.

    Stork is upset and thinks about retiring.

    Finds out he’s have to pay a bunch of money or for some other reason decides to still play.

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