After all the speculation and drama that surrounded the Redskins acquiring Bryan Stork via trade with the New England Patriots last week, the 25-year-old center failed his physical this morning, according to team sources.
Bryan Stork fails Redskins physical this morning. His rights will revert back to New England Patriots. Redskins get conditional pick back— Chris Cooley (@thecooleyzone) August 29, 2016
According to former Redskins great, and ESPN 980 Radio host, Chris Cooley, the Redskins will get the conditional seventh round pick they gave New England back since Stork failed the physical.
It's a situation that's unfortunate for all parties involved as the Redskins needed a center, Stork needed a job and New England wanted something in return for a guy they spent a fourth round pick on.
In the end Stork's health should be the main concern as he should focus on regaining whatever it is that he is lacking and get healthy. He's suffered four concussions in two and a half years so maybe it is time to reconsider his future and current profession. It should be noted that Stork had been contemplating retiring for the last week, and just recently decided to give it a go with the Redskins
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden expressed the teams frustration in dealing with the situation. “Yeah, it’s disappointing. I’m sure he’s disappointed. We’re disappointed, but it happens every year. When people get traded or picked up they have to pass physicals and every physical is different. Until all that gets taken care of – they report, they pass a physical – as a coach, there’s really not a lot you can do until they actually get into the pads and into practice. It’s unfortunate. He’s a great kid and obviously a very good player, and hopefully… Every physical is different on every team, so it might be different somewhere else, but it didn’t work out here.”