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Patriots reportedly to release center Bryan Stork

Center Bryan Stork, who started Super Bowl XLIX for the New England Patriots, will be released by the team Wednesday, the NFL Network reported.

Stork, a fourth-round selection out of Florida State in 2014, was thrown out of a joint practice on Aug. 16 for losing his temper and wildly swinging punches at Chicago Bears linebacker John Timu during an 11-on-11 drill.

Bill Belichick's longstanding rule is that if a player fights in practice, he is ejected, as that is what would happen in a game.

Stork entered training camp in an open competition for the starting center job with David Andrews, who gained the upper hand after Stork sustained a reported concussion on the third day of camp and then missed a week.

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