Bryan Stork announces he's joining the Redskins

The big man pondered retirement but ultimately chose to stay active and join the Redskins.

Bryan Stork was already a member of the Washington Redskins. We just didn't know if he would play for them. 

"Supposedly he’s coming in tomorrow," head coach Jay Gruden said Friday night after the Redskins' latest preseason game and two days after Washington sent a conditional seventh-round pick to the Patriots for the third-year center. "That’s the latest. We’ve been in the hotel all day and they are communicating with his agent. And I think he’ll make a final decision here tonight and be here tomorrow, so we’ll see.”

"Tomorrow" meant Saturday. Indeed, Stork has made his intentions clear: He's not retiring and he'll be in Ashburn when the Redskins return to practice next week.

Stork's arrival comes at an opportune time. The starting center position has been a question all summer and no more so than after Kory Lichtensteiger was whistled for three holding penalties Friday. Spencer Long also remains in the mix, but our Manny Benton explained why Stork's power game is what this line needs.

If Stork is the answer, Lichtensteiger's roster spot could be in jeopardy. The Redskins must trim their roster to 75 players by Tuesday and eventually get down to 53 before Week 1.

Ben Standig is the Publisher of Breaking Burgundy and the Huddle Report's 2012 NFL Mock Draft champion. You can find him on Twitter @benstandig and on Google+.

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