ASHBURN, Va., — The Washington Redskins’ newest player could’ve end up competing for a starting job had all gone right for him that is. Bryan Stork didn’t even practiced with the team yet, has battled multiple concussions, and his old team, New England, no longer wanted him. So he has a few hurdles to overcome.
The Bryan Stork-saga has yet another twist.
Let’s take the time and break this down chronologically:
Last week, the New England Patriots informed the center he would be cut.
Before the move became official, the Washington Redskins jumped in and traded the Pats a conditional draft pick for Stork (likely because they feared he’d get claimed on the waiver wire by a team higher on the priority list).
Before the trade became official, rumors flew that Stork — who has dealt with concussion issues — could retire instead of joining the Redskins.
Stork did not retire.
Now on Monday, OBAFL Media Insider Mr. Football reported that Stork failed his physical with the Redskins and his rights will revert back to New England. Mr Football noted that the Redskins had become frustrated with Stork during the saga.
Ex-Redskins tight end and current radio personality Chris Cooley first reported the development.
Washington will get its conditional draft pick back.
Given that the Patriots planned to cut Stork before the trade — he played only eight games last season and was not going to earn a starting job this year — it’s likely that he will finally be cut loose.