The New York Giants are kicking the tires on a slew of veteran offensive lineman, including former New England Patriots starting center Bryan Stork.
Although New York Giants’ general manager Jerry Reese did little to address his team’s offensive line situation in the offseason, he has begun his search to make a midseason addition to the unit. Former New England Patriots starting center Bryan Stork was part of the second group of lineman the Giants have worked out this season.
The Giants worked out a bunch of guards and centers including former Patriot Bryan Stork and former Redskin Josh LeRibeus, per source.
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The former BCS National Champion and fifth-round pick started Super Bowl XLIX for the eventual champion Patriots during his rookie season in the NFL. During his two seasons in New England, Stork played in 21 games, starting 17 of them.
In a surprising offseason move, the Patriots traded Stork to the Washington Redskins in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2017. However, before the deal was finalized, Stork failed his physical with Washington, which voided the trade. New England then elected to cut him once the deal fell through.
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Stork has has had prior workouts with the New York Jets and Chicago Bears, but he has yet to catch on anywhere this season.
It’s unclear where New York would potentially fit him in on their current roster. The Giants currently have Weston Richburg firmly entrenched as the team’s starting center. Meanwhile, the team has high hopes for the development of backup Brett Jones, the former CFL Most Outstanding Lineman Award recipient.
Questions as to Stork converting to guard have yet to be made a real possibility. More than likely, his workout with Big Blue is the Giants doing their due diligence on a player they see as a possible replacement should the team suffer an injury.