The Jacksonville Jaguars could use some help along the left side of their offensive line now that Brandon Linder is the new center and A.J. Cann has moved from left to right guard. Luke Joeckel has been serviceable at left tackle, but Mackenzy Bernadeau has been underwhelming at left guard and Chris Reed, despite playing well this preseason, is still Chris Reed.
Enter Bryan Stork who was a fourth-round pick two years ago and was released by the New England Patriots on Wednesday morning.
A stunner: Former starting center Bryan Stork is being released by the #Patriots today, I'm told. Crazy.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 24, 2016
Would Stork be a good signing for the Jaguars? I don't know if "good" is the right word, but he's certainly worth taking a look at. But don't expect a plug-and-play starter you can slot into center to free up Linder and Cann or a guy who can slide over to left guard.
Stork, who was a promising prospect coming out of college, is on his fourth concussion in two years. And while he's been rehabbing, undrafted free agent David Andrews has outplayed him.
In all, bringing in Stork for a tryout or signing him to a one-year deal wouldn't necessarily be bad things. Just don't expect Stork to start for the Jaguars and don't be surprised if he doesn't make it onto the 53-man roster.