While the overall impact on the Patriots hardly changes, it looks like Bryan Stork was traded to Washington for a conditional draft pick and not released as was previously believed to be the case. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport recently tweeted the news.
ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reports the pick is a conditional seventh-rounder.
Bill Belichick hinted in his Tuesday afternoon press conference that the Patriots could continue to make roster moves heading into the third preseason game and a week before the first official cuts down to 75.
According to media reports, that's exactly the situation in New England with the team letting go of a couple interesting veterans.
NFL Network earlier reported that third-year center and former fourth-round pick Stork would be released by the Patriots. Stork was a former starter at for the Super Bowl champions in 2014 who's been in a heated battle with 2015 undrafted player David Andrews for the job in the middle of the line for the last year-plus. He also has a history of concussion issues dating back to his time at Florida State.
CSNNE.com also reports that veteran wide receiver Nate Washington is being released by New England. The veteran free agent addition had a tough summer, vomiting on the practice field on the first day of camp and subsequently missing more than a week of practice action. He was apparently unable to make up the missed time and earn the right to stick around a crowded receiver depth chart, despite his history of notching at least 40 receptions in each of the last eight seasons.
With these reported moves and the release on Tuesday of E.J. Biggers, Donald Brown and Frank Kearse, New England would be down to 81 players on the roster.
All NFL teams must be down to 75 players on Aug. 30.