- According to Rapoport, nothing is definitive right now with Stork, but he’s seriously entertaining the idea of retiring from the NFL.
- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that if Stork retires, he’ll owe Washington half of the $477,000 signing bonus he received in 2014, which would come out to $238,500, along with $600,000 in lost salary for 2016.
The day just keeps getting weirder for C Bryan Stork.
A source tells Mike Jones of the Washington Post Stork is “possibly” retiring from the NFL, despite being traded to the Redskins on Wednesday for a conditional seventh-round pick.
- Meanwhile, Chris Russell spoke with a Redskins’ source said it “sounds like it” when asked if Stork was retiring.
This came after reports from earlier in the day mentioned that Stork was being placed on waivers. However, Jeff Howe reports that Redskins GM Scot McCloughan checked the transaction wire, but noticed nothing was official, so he called Patriots executive Nick Caserio about a trade.
Stork has a history of concussions which is a serious concern for him moving forward, so this could very well be his reason for calling it a career.
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.