In August, the Patriots were reportedly set to cut center Bryan Stork before the Redskins surfaced with a trade offer that was to New England’s liking.
That didn’t go exactly as planned, however, as Stork failed a physical in Washington and saw his rights revert back to New England briefly before getting released as expected in the first place. Tuesday brought another unusual set of circumstances involving a Patriots attempt to trade an offensive lineman.
Initial reports were that the Eagles traded cornerback Eric Rowe to the Patriots in exchange for guard Josh Kline and a conditional 2018 fourth-round pick, but those shifted by the end of the day to Rowe for just the pick with Kline not involved in the deal at all. Now he’s not a member of the Patriots either.
According to multiple reports, the Patriots are releasing Kline on Wednesday. Kline made 13 starts at guard last season, but the Patriots acquired other options this offseason and will be moving in a different direction up front. Kline has known that for most of the last 24 hours, but the shift in trade terms means he’ll now be choosing one of his own.