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New England Patriots C Bryan Stork fails physical, trade to Redskins nullified

By The Sports Xchange

Center Bryan Stork failed his physical with the Washington Redskins that will nullify the trade made last week with the New England Patriots, according to reports Monday.

Stork was traded to the Redskins on Wednesday after reports initially emerged that he had been cut by the Patriots. The Redskins had agreed to send a conditional seventh-round pick to the Patriots in exchange for Stork.

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Stork started 17 regular-season games over the previous two seasons with the Patriots, but the 2014 fourth-round pick has sustained four documented concussions dating to his college career at Florida State and was not expected to win back his starting job in New England.

Stork was the Patriots' starting center for their win at Super Bowl XLIX.

Injuries played a part in Stork's departure from New England but temperament might have played a role, too.

Stork was tossed out of a joint practice with the Chicago Bears two weeks ago, got the boot from Patriots coach Bill Belichick during a minicamp practice in June and drew a costly penalty for a head butt in the AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos.

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