Stork fails physical, trade rescinded

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One of the most complicated trades involving a conditional seventh-round pick ever has officially been rescinded.

Center Bryan Stork failed his physical with the Redskins Monday, ESPN 980 in Washington D.C. reported, meaning he won’t be joining the team the Patriots traded him to last week. Stork had contemplated retirement and the Redskins weren’t sure he would even report until last weekend.

His rights will revert back to the Patriots, and the Redskins will keep the conditional pick they agreed to send to the Patriots to acquire him.

The Patriots will likely release Stork, as they reportedly planned to do before the Redskins agreed to trade for him last week.

78 responses to “Stork fails physical, trade rescinded

  1. His rights will ‘revert’ to the Patriots.

    ‘Revert back’ is redundant.

    You’re welcome.

    Now go get on the school bus.

  2. No surprise. Time to retire dude. No shame in keeping your brain healthy and then there’s the bonus and prestige of retiring with the 4 time World Champions!

    🙂

  3. I feel bad for the kid…but for his own sake he should be thankful he played two seasons and won a SB as the starting Center for the New England Patriots. Time to move on to the next phase of his life that does not involve head contact.

  4. This is a textbook case for the cost of playing the NFL. A prospering career cut short by concussions.

    Godspeed, Stork. Thanks for XLIX.

  5. Storks short NFL career should be another cautionary tale and reminder to all the idiots out there who think players like Joey Bosa should just “be happy to have an NFL career” and take whatever strong armed deal the GM’s want to give rookies.

    Every employee around the globe should fight for every penny they can get, and everyone who is an employee themselves should support them.

  6. This is a textbook case for the cost of playing the NFL. A prospering career cut short by concussions.

    Godspeed, Stork. Thanks for XLIX.
    ————-

    You should thank the video crew and deflation experts.

  7. How can they release him if he’s injured? Doesn’t that mean IR if he doesn’t agree to an injury settlement?

  8. Maybe the skins tried to find out how the Pat’s supposedly cheat. And when Stork told them there’s no cheating going in they failed his physical.

  9. sounds about right for the patracheats. trading a player who is unable to play and hoping to steal a pick from another team. for cars they have the lemon law…for nfl players the have the belecheat law!!

  10. Crap…. Was hoping we’d get that 7th rounder…..
    Oh well, guess it’s time for him to throw in the towel….
    Good luck Mr. Concussion

  11. Classic Belly Boy tryin to create the Skins out of a draft pick sending what I’m sure was knowingly damaged goods in a trade. Disgraceful but ballsy.

  12. I’m afraid Goodell won’t be Article46’ing his way out of the systemic cover up of the real problem the league has with concussions.

    Good will triumph in the end over malice, as it usually does.

    🙂

  13. Stork made approximately 2.6 million playing for the Pats, something like 1.2 mil after taxes and agent’s fees.

    If he was smart with that money he has big head start on the rest of his life. And a Super Bowl ring and win to his name.

    Thanks for y our hard work Stork !

  14. ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    Aug 29, 2016 9:28 AM

    Loser player from a loser organization.


    I’m afraid an organization who has won more Super Bowls than any team in the last 25 years, more games this century than any team, the home of the man who all intelligent fans call the greatest QB and greatest coach of all time, the fanbase who is be the best in the NFL as proven beyond any doubt by a recent study and the paragon of excellence in the modern NFL and if we are being honest any sport at any time… most certainly isn’t a loser organization.

    Sounds like champions to me. 🙂 Any questions cupcake?

    🙂

  15. bueller101 says:
    Aug 29, 2016 10:14 AM

    They shouldn’t be allowed to cut someone who fails a physical due to football injury.


    Why not? You’re not entitled to your job as a player.

  16. Two names come to mind when I read this story, Mike Webster and Dr. Bill Lenkaitis, both centers with remarkably different lives after the end of their careers.

    Webster’s career was marked by both personal and team success but he suffered from CTE which ruined his life. Lenkaitis (who died this week) centered one of the all-time great offensive lines and went on to be a successful dentist and businessman in retirement. People close to me that knew Lenkaitis well said he was a great guy in retirement and showed no signs of CTE.

    I don’t know if the Lenkaitis family did or not but it would advance our scientific knowledge to study his brain in juxtaposition to that of known CTE victims.

  17. ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    Aug 29, 2016 9:28 AM
    Loser player from a loser organization.
    —————————————————-
    Dumbest post of the day, and this from a Viking fan. Pats may be a lot of things, but “losers” isn’t one of them. You must be a very religious person….

  18. Dont let The FACT that The skins contacted The Patriots about the trade before Stork was about to go on waivers skew your hatred.

    seething……just the way I love my Patriot haters

  19. i’ll feed the trolls.

    this is neither cheating nor deceptive on the part of the patriots. the deal was pending his passing a physical — he failed, so no deal.

    that’s how these things work.

  20. “Belichick got caught trying to peddle damaged goods, again…”

    Pats tried to release him, Skins offered to trade for him afraid he’d get snatched before he fell to them on the waiver-wire…

    Trolling is easy…Thinking is hard…

  21. A situation like this is exactly why the players coming into the league today are pushing for as much up-front money as possible… especially 1st and 2nd round draft picks who have the most earning potential and leverage.

    It’s also why anyone who does score big on his first contract — and then turns around and burns it all on cars, cribs, bling and an “entourage” — is a blithering idiot. You never know when the gravy train will reach the end of the line, and for some guys it’s a lot sooner than you’d think.

  22. You should thank the video crew and deflation experts.


    Nah but we do thank Pete Carroll for passing the ball plus we thank all you bandwagon 2012’s for providing comedic material reacting to Butler picking that pass off. 🙂 Can’t think of too many things that are more enjoyable to watch over and over again. 🙂

    May the scars from that game never heal. 🙂

    Enjoy the 28-24 score because the Patriots win this year over the Seahags won’t be that close.

    🙂

  23. History Lesson: The Patriots announce they will be releasing Stork due to his concussion history. They determine he is no longer suitable for the NFL.

    Instead of waiting for his release, the Washington Football Team reaches out and proposes a trade. Pats agree to it.

    Stork then goes to Washington and is determined to no longer be suitable for the NFL.

    Yup…underhanded Patriots are cheating again !! Totally see that.

  24. ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    Aug 29, 2016 9:28 AM
    Loser player from a loser organization.
    ———————————————————–
    True, Stork was a Redskin if only for a matter of a day or two. Of course morons haven’t the mental where with all to understand that all trades are subject to passing a physical, Stork didn’t pass his. Nothing was hidden. But dopes will make nonsensical statements to justify their existence as loser trolls.

  25. Wow. The Patriots were going to release a guy who is a bit of a hothead, in addition to being injury prone. There was a trade offer initiated at the 11th hour and they wisely took it. Now the trade has been rightly voided, probably because Stork is uber concussion-prone.

    And THIS equates to some nefarious scheme by the Patriots? Belichick is going to CRUSH the real-estate market when he retires, because he is living rent free in so many losers’ heads.

  26. seething……just the way I love my Patriot haters


    Funny…me too! 🙂

    I’m afraid Patriot Hater will have a lot to be angry about this year. Can’t wait!

    🙂

  27. vikingsdefineaverage says:
    Aug 29, 2016 10:35 AM
    ….
    Looking forward to hearing what the Skins fans say who knew nothing about Stork but called it s great signing

    I am not a ‘skins fan but I will throw in my 0 bits which is that there is nothing wrong with trading a late draft pick for a young, starting caliber NFL center. It is unfortunate to all football fans if concussions have ended Stork’s career prematurely.

  28. You can cut an injured player but most contracts have stipulations that they receive a portion of their salary and medical insurance until the injury is healed. The ones that don’t usually get a ‘settlement’ so they don’t sue the team or the NFL since there are labor laws in their favor.

  29. Wow, +1 on Churchofthehoody comment !

    Reading must’ve been an elective subject in elementary school for some. Washington reached out to New England for Stork once there heard he’ll be released.

    Geez.

  30. Belichick learned that little trick from his cosmetic surgery beauty who when she doesn’t use something in the fridge and it goes bad tries to get a refund.

  31. Bill Lenkaitis had a nice retirement and was a great guy and all that, but he also died of brain cancer at a relatively young age(70) by today’s standards. Could very well have been FB related.

  32. $100 the Skins resign him soon, not needing to give up the pick, which of course would be completely underhanded by Dan Snyder, because, well that’s what Snyder does.

  33. tedmurph says:
    Aug 29, 2016 11:53 AM
    Bill Lenkaitis had a nice retirement and was a great guy and all that, but he also died of brain cancer at a relatively young age(70) by today’s standards. Could very well have been FB related.

    Sure, or it could have been what killed my Uncle Ronnie at the same age, brain cancer..no he didn’t play football or any sport for that matter.

    No guarantees in life young son.

  34. I can always count on the PFT comments section to give me my daily recommended dose of humor. Fans of the other 31 teams are so traumatized by the Pats success that they breathe for the chance to troll. The sad thing is that the trolls have gotten increasingly lazy and pathetic.

    Newsflash: The entire universe knew Stork was having concussion issues and other character issues. The Pats were going to cut him because of those issues. The Skins called with a trade offer for a CONDITIONAL 7th round pick. Stork didn’t pass the physical so there is no draft pick going to the Pats.

    Keep up with the lazy trolling though because I need the laughs.

  35. ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    Aug 29, 2016 9:45 AM
    This is a textbook case for the cost of playing the NFL. A prospering career cut short by concussions.

    Godspeed, Stork. Thanks for XLIX.
    ————-

    You should thank the video crew and deflation experts.

    —————
    I thank your team’s owner, GM and coaches for being incapable of fielding a competitive team each year….

  36. So did he really fail the physical, or did the Skins doctors find a reason to fail him when he delayed reporting? From what I am led to understand, it is a common practice when a team is not sure about a trade acquisition.

    If he has any interest in playing this year, I hope Belichick and Ryan Pace get on the phone. The Bears need a 1 year fill-in at Center, hopefully one who is better than Ted Larsen. Stork is that guy if he can play.
    Grasu is the center of the future, but a torn ACL delayed that process by a year. Stork can get them through a year if he has any desire left to play. Not too many centers out there on the street (or on depth charts for other teams for that matter) that are capable of playing the position at an effective level.

  37. Why on earth would the skins offer a pick when the man was about to be cut. Surely even they don’t beleive they are that bad he would have gone elsewhere rather than play for them.

  38. thescooterscore says:
    Aug 29, 2016 10:38 AM
    i’ll feed the trolls.

    this is neither cheating nor deceptive on the part of the patriots. the deal was pending his passing a physical — he failed, so no deal.

    that’s how these things work.
    ————————————-
    I know how you feel. I try to resist reading the comments, but sometimes I just can’t resist feeding the trolls; it’s like walking by a house where there’s a nasty dog chained up. It’s best to walk by and ignore him, but sometimes you just want to taunt him a little bit.

  39. think the way things work is the team ready to release a player calls around the league to see if they can get something for them. so in all likelihood the redskins got the call from the pats rather than the other way around.

    its also my guess that the skins didn’t consider the situation of paying back the signing bonus if the kid didn’t want to actually play. And to avoid the problem, the failed him and sent the issue back to new england.

  40. “Every employee around the globe should fight for every penny they can get, and everyone who is an employee themselves should support them.”

    Huh? Sounds like someone watched the recent History Channel show “Stalin – Man of Steel”.

    How about a more rational perspective on NFL labor/ownership: the players greed, coupled with owners’ willingness to merely pass the price increase onto the consumer, are resulting in the NFL pricing itself out of the market. Attendance declines annually as football fans can no longer afford the ridiculous price increases.

    Sorry this guy is encountering a short career. But I shouldn’t be subsidizing him and all other NFL “employees”.

  41. Wonder if Stork did not qualify for injury help if he retired so he decided to what keep playing and hope for an injury settlement from someone?
    I’m sure in the contracts there are clauses ‘football’ related injuries and non, and the later may get you zip unless you have your own insurance.
    Stork will probably be cut waived or get and injury settlement and just go away. Tata

  42. deacon85 says:

    I know how you feel. I try to resist reading the comments, but sometimes I just can’t resist feeding the trolls; it’s like walking by a house where there’s a nasty dog chained up. It’s best to walk by and ignore him, but sometimes you just want to taunt him a little bit.
    ——————

    I liken it to feeding ducks at the park, except the ducks have more intelligence.

  43. I’m a little skeptical that this is the first time ever that a trade was rescinded because a player didn’t pass a physical.

    That is what all of the hater bozos are saying.

  44. No, not the first time a trade has been rescinded due to injury.

    But first time a team has been fined $1m+ on multiple occasions for cheating,

    had draft picks taken on multiple occasions for cheating,

    had an owner and coach apologize to other owners for cheating,

    had a QB miss four games for cheating,

    AND THEN had a trade rescinded due to injury.

    HTH

  45. higheriqthanyou says:

    No, not the first time a trade has been rescinded due to injury.

    But first time a team has been fined $1m+ on multiple occasions for cheating,

    had draft picks taken on multiple occasions for cheating,

    had an owner and coach apologize to other owners for cheating,

    had a QB miss four games for cheating,

    AND THEN had a trade rescinded due to injury.
    ——————————–

    I’m not sure what all of that nonsense has to do with anything, but I’ll bet Denver has had a trade rescinded due to injury, so they are up there.

  46. higheriqthanyou says:

    Teams have learned that the Pats can’t be trusted.
    ———————————

    So teams just accept traded players from other teams without giving that player a physical?

  47. NFLexpert says:
    Aug 29, 2016 9:27 AM

    Belichick got caught trying to peddle damaged goods, again…
    _______________________________
    Grow up child. The amount of children that post here claiming to be adults is ridiculous.
    The Jets taped the Patriots in 2006 (when it was legal like all years before that) NFL expert. Find something else to whine about and that goes for the rest of your children out there. I will enjoy your hero the ginger hammer destroying your team with no evidence. See you in the Super Bowl.

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