Report: Stork practice absences due to latest concussion


Report: Stork practice absences due to latest concussion

FOXBORO -- Patriots center Bryan Stork missed his the last four training camp practices, and the reason for those absences is a relatively concerning one. 

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Stork suffered a concussion during Saturday's practice, which was the first padded practice of the summer for the Patriots. The third-year lineman left midway through that session and has not participated in on-the-field work since. He was spotted on Thursday, behind the practice fields, speaking with a trainer. 

Stork was disagnosed with a concussion during his senior season at Florida State, and he has been diagnosed with a concussion now in each of his first three professional seasons. Last season's head injury eventually forced Stork onto the short-term injured reserve list. 

It's unclear when Stork will be healthy enough to return to play. In his absence, David Andrews has taken first-team repetitions at center. Before Stork's injury, he and Andrews split first-team reps in the middle of the offensive line. 

Josh Kline and rookie Ted Karras have also taken snaps at center thus far in training camp. 

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Tom Brady has been making the media rounds lately with "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" appearances this past week to promote his "Tom vs. Time" series and TB12 Method book. On Saturday, Brady was a phone-in guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" for their "Not My Job" segment. 

Before a mostly cheering live audience in Hartford and after a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks - mostly drawbacks - of tomatoes and strawberries, plus an assessment of the intelligence of most defensive coordinators, Brady settled in to handle three questions about the world's second-most famous Bradys, the family from the classic sitcom - "The Brady Bunch".

Click here to listen and see how he did. 


Eyeing a QB, Jets trade up to No. 3 pick

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Eyeing a QB, Jets trade up to No. 3 pick

After missing out on coveted free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, who signed with the Minnesota Vikings, the Jets signed Teddy Bridgewater and brought back Josh McCown as short-term solutions at QB, but with the trade they made with the Colts on Saturday, their future franchise QB could be drafted next month.

The Jets acquired the No. 3 overall pick in the April 26 draft from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for the sixth overall pick, two 2018 second-round picks (37th and 49th) and a 2019 second-rounder.

UCLA's Josh Rosen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, Wyoming's Josh Allen and USC's Sam Darnold are considered the top QBs in the draft. The Cleveland Browns and New York Giants have the first two picks, the Browns have No. 4, too, and could be eyeing a QB. Penn State running back Saquon Barkley could be among the top picks as well. 

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