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Source: Former Patriots C Bryan Stork to visit Jets

Sep 20, 2016

Perhaps concerned about their offensive-line depth, the New York Jets are visiting Tuesday with former New England Patriots center Bryan Stork, an NFL source confirmed.

Stork, who has 17 career starts, was released by the Patriots in the preseason after a trade to the Washington Redskins was voided by a failed physical. Stork has a history of concussions.

The Jets are evaluating fallback options on the line. Left guard James Carpenter is nursing a strained calf, an injury that forced him out of last Thursday’s win over the Buffalo Bills. He was replaced by backup center Wesley Johnson. The only other backup interior lineman on the roster is Dakota Dozier, who was inactive against the Bills.

As of late last week, Carpenter’s chances of playing Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs appeared promising.

Stork, 25, also can play right guard and has played right tackle in an emergency.

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