The Redskins officially traded a conditional 2017 seventh-round pick to the Patriots in return for C Bryan Stork on Wednesday.
- According to Adam Schefter, the Patriots receive a conditional seventh-round pick in return for Stork.
- Jeff Howe reports that the Patriots actually informed Stork that he was being cut this morning, but word obviously spread and led to them agreeing to a trade with the Redskins.
- Howe adds that Redskins GM Scot McCloughan checked the transaction wire, but noticed nothing was official, so he called Patriots executive Nick Caserio about a trade.
The news that New England had placed Stork on waivers this morning came as a bit of a surprise, but it appears as though the Patriots were able to swing a trade with the Redskins before officially cutting him.
Stork has a history of concussions which is a serious concern for him moving forward, but he could prove to be a decent addition for Washington.
Stork, 25, is a former fourth-round pick of the Patriots back in 2014. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $2.697 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $600,00 for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Stork appeared in eight games for the Patriots. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 21 center out of 39 qualifying players last year.