BOSTON (CBS) — First, the Patriots were reported to be ready to release Bryan Stork. Then, it turned out the Redskins were willing to trade a draft pick for him.
Now, the story’s taken a decidedly different turn, with reports surfacing that the 25-year-old may actually be retiring from football.
Former Redskins tight end and current radio host Chris Cooley sent a tweet mid-afternoon on Wednesday saying that Stork won’t be playing for the Redskins — or anybody — this fall.
Redskins reporter Mike Jones of The Washington Post then looked into it.
If the news turns out to be true, it’s not entirely surprising. Stork suffered a concussion this summer, his fourth in four years. Playing a position in the middle of the offensive line, where each snap means another helmet bashing against his own helmet, that’s a problem that would not improve over time.
Given all of the unknowns, it remains uncertain — but unlikely — if the trade for the conditional draft pick would have been finalized before a retirement decision was potentially made.
As has been the theme of Stork Day 2016, do stay tuned for developments.