Washington, New England announce Bryan Stork trade

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Center Bryan Stork may still retire, but if he does he’ll do so as a member of a new team.

Washington and New England have announced that Stork, a fourth-round pick in 2014, has been traded from the Patriots. The move came hours after news emerged that Stork would be cut, which apparently sparked trade interest from Washington.

Why trade for a player who was going to be released? With fewer than four seasons in the NFL, Stork would have passed through waivers — and Washington is low on the pecking order due to making it to the playoffs in 2015.

If Stork retires, he’ll owe Washington half of the $477,000 signing bonus he received in 2014. That’s a potential obligation of $238,500, along with $600,000 in lost salary for 2016.

So if he retires, Stork will be out $838,500.

48 responses to “Washington, New England announce Bryan Stork trade

  1. If he has to pay a quarter Mil to retire a safe bet would be he is not retiring. I am sure it felt like a kick in the Ya Ya’s but as soon as he calms down he will realize that being unemployed and owing 238K is not a good position to be in.

  2. This situation is a prime example of what Eddie DeBartolo was talking about. I think people should applaud Stork. The Pats treated him like a piece of meat so he retired so they couldn’t collect on the trade.
    Things are pretty dysfunctional up in NE now. Players getting suspended internally, players getting kicked out of practice and traded on a whim.

  3. NFL players dont get paid nearly enough, compared to other professional sports, for the wear and tear they put on their bodies. No way in the world I was take his salary if it came with all the concussions he has endured.

  4. It reminds of when the Skins traded a 3rd round pick for Mark Brunell when the whole world knew he was going to be cut by the Jags. And they were one of the worst teams at the time and probably could have gotten him off waivers for free.

  5. trailerparkking says:
    Aug 24, 2016 6:07 PM
    This situation is a prime example of what Eddie DeBartolo was talking about. I think people should applaud Stork. The Pats treated him like a piece of meat so he retired so they couldn’t collect on the trade.
    Things are pretty dysfunctional up in NE now. Players getting suspended internally, players getting kicked out of practice and traded on a whim.

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    Wishful thinking

  6. It was reported a couple hours ago in the DC press (Washington Post) that Stork is retiring rather than play for Washington. Seriously.

  7. The Redskins will send the Patriots a conditional seventh-round pick in exchange, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
    I’m not sure why Pats fans think they got a 4th round pick but they didn’t.

  8. blkandgld4eva says:
    Aug 24, 2016 6:14 PM
    It reminds of when the Skins traded a 3rd round pick for Mark Brunell when the whole world knew he was going to be cut by the Jags.
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    Huh? And we went 10-6 with Brunell in 2005 and made the playoffs! Besides Joe Gibbs is not making this trade. It’s GM Scott McCloughan. He knows what he’s doing.

  9. thegreatgabbert says:
    Aug 24, 2016 6:37 PM
    How crafty is Bellyache? He got a fourth round pick for a retired guy.
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    Huh? It’s a conditional 7th round pick. I’m sure if he retires, New England does not get the pick…..hence the word “conditional”. DA

  10. blkandgld4eva says:
    Aug 24, 2016 6:14 PM
    It reminds of when the Skins traded a 3rd round pick for Mark Brunell when the whole world knew he was going to be cut by the Jags. And they were one of the worst teams at the time and probably could have gotten him off waivers for free.

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    Yes, trading a conditional 7th rounder for a twenty-five year old center when you still have two six rounders is EXACTLY he same as trading a 3rd rounder for an aging Mark Brunell. Typical Redskins!!

  11. Everyone needs to know the story here on the deal. If he retires, the Skins get the pick back and they are owed money. If he doesn’t, and can still play, they get a good back up center potential starter if Lichtensteiger gets hurt/struggles.

    Win win for the Skins. Pats potentially get out of a contract and gain a pick. Win win for them.

  12. The Truth says:
    Aug 24, 2016 6:24 PM

    @tb12x4

    Yeah trading away chandler jones for an absolute stiff made a ton of sense

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    Except that Stork being expendable more likely suggests that they like what they have seen out of Guard Jonathan Cooper.
    That “stiff” was a former 7th pick in the 1st round of the 2013 draft. And now he is being coached by Dante Scarnecchia and Bill Belichick will know how to put him in positions to succeed.

  13. I always liked Stork, but he got smoked too often to really have my respect. I couldn’t believe he was returned to starter last year after the patriots were 10-0 with Andrews at center, and the stat lines had the rookie with something like allowing one sack during that time. (Research needed) But in terms of the future, Andrews could end up like Tinglehoff, a smaller center who is just really good every game for 12 years, whereas Stork’s shelf life was getting shorter by the concussion.

    And you can believe that, while it may have been BB who pulled the trigger, Scar made the call. He knows damaged goods on the O-line when he sees ’em.

    It’ll be interesting to see who becomes the backup center.

    Best to Brian in his future, whatever it is.

  14. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Aug 24, 2016 7:16 PM

    He doesn’t want to let any other QB touch his rear end after Brady.

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    That post just goes to show you what’s on the minds of Dolphins fans.

  15. gopats413 says:
    Aug 24, 2016 7:16 PM
    Robert Kraft couldn’t be reached for comment because he was busy back to school shopping for his Girlfriend.
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    You win the internet today!!!

  16. gopats413 says:
    Aug 24, 2016 7:16 PM
    Robert Kraft couldn’t be reached for comment because he was busy back to school shopping for his Girlfriend.
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    Is this the same one he was seeing while his wife was on her death bed?

  17. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Aug 24, 2016 7:16 PM

    He doesn’t want to let any other QB touch his rear end after Brady.

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    When you root for a team that has a logo that looks like an advertisement for an aquarium and that team always finishes towards the rear of the pack you have a different perspective on all things football.

  18. trailerparkking – really? the guy couldn’t stay on field but believe what you want see you at 12-4

  19. crush22 says:
    Aug 24, 2016 7:41 PM

    gopats413 says:
    Aug 24, 2016 7:16 PM
    Robert Kraft couldn’t be reached for comment because he was busy back to school shopping for his Girlfriend.
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    Is this the same one he was seeing while his wife was on her death bed?

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    pro FOOTBALL talk

    not: pro GOSSIP gabbing

  20. Yeah trading away chandler jones for an absolute stiff made a ton of sense
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    The proven all time greatest coach / gm with 8 super bowls and 6 rings; but all the high school Harry’s, little league coaches, and media experts actually fantasize that they know anything about football.

  21. ibillwt says:
    Aug 24, 2016 8:05 PM
    Yeah trading away chandler jones for an absolute stiff made a ton of sense
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    The proven all time greatest coach / gm with 8 super bowls and 6 rings; but all the high school Harry’s, little league coaches, and media experts actually fantasize that they know anything about football.

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    Exactly…..because it would have been better to keep Jones, not be able to afford him, get nothing for him and let him walk to a division rival….. BB certainly has no clue what he is doing!!!

  22. factpurveyor says:
    Aug 24, 2016 7:59 PM
    crush22 says:
    Aug 24, 2016 7:41 PM

    gopats413 says:
    Aug 24, 2016 7:16 PM
    Robert Kraft couldn’t be reached for comment because he was busy back to school shopping for his Girlfriend.
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    Is this the same one he was seeing while his wife was on her death bed?

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    pro FOOTBALL talk

    not: pro GOSSIP gabbing
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    It’s not gossip…. It’s fact.

  23. crush22 says:
    Aug 24, 2016 8:23 PM

    It’s not gossip…. It’s fact.

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    Says you.
    It’s certainly not football and football fans didn’t come here to read about the wives of coaches. There must be a page in cyberspace that is dedicated to gossiping.

    “Gossip – is idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others”.

  24. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Aug 24, 2016 7:16 PM
    He doesn’t want to let any other QB touch his rear end after Brady.

    Not sure why there are thumbs down….. That was a great and funny comment. (skins fan)

  25. hawkwind8 says:
    Aug 24, 2016 8:44 PM
    When you are talking about 200K, 400K, 600K, you are talking about a rather insignificant player.

    Or you’re talking about a 4th round pick on a rookie contract.

    Stork started as a rookie and won a Super Bowl ring. No Stork, no ring…that’s pretty significant.

    Concussions have made his future very uncertain.

  26. Snyder probably gave up two years of first round picks to get him. That guy is a moron.

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    Actually it’s a conditional 7th round pick. But yeah, somebody is a moron.

  27. No chance Stork would have made it through waivers unclaimed and very likely would have been claimed by one of the first 4-5 teams….Titans, Rams, Chargers, Cowboys.

  28. The Truth says:
    Aug 24, 2016 6:24 PM
    @tb12x4

    Yeah trading away chandler jones for an absolute stiff made a ton of sense

    It’s a good thing they didnt do that then. Why does every one neglect to mention the 2nd round pick the Pats got in that deal? Appears they got at least 1 starter(Thuney) with that pick and Malcolm Mitchell who has looked very good so far.

    But I guess the actual facts work against whatever point you’re trying to make here

  29. NFL players dont get paid nearly enough, compared to other professional sports, for the wear and tear they put on their bodies. No way in the world I was take his salary if it came with all the concussions he has endured.

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    Other sport don’t have 53 man rosters. I can promise you NBA and MLB players would not be getting the same kind of money if their owners had to pay 53 players plus practice squad guys instead of 15 or 25 respectively. If you cut NBA salaries by a third and MLB in half it might be pretty close to what NFL players make. And NFL players play 16 games not 82 or 162

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