The Houston Texans have some slight issues at the center position, mostly due to an injury to Nick Martin that is still trying to be sorted out but also due to the inexperience of Greg Mancz at center. Both have what it takes to play the position but working through their issues will take time due to reasons currently outside of the Texans control.
News came down that the New England Patriots are set to release third-year center, former starting center, Bryan Stork. Stork has been the de facto starter for the Patriots but has missed time due to concussions and only appeared in only 21 games (17 starts) over the past two season. Stork ran into some issues after being passed on the depth chart by David Andrews and was removed from practice by Bill Belichick for fighting, once in OTAs with his own teammate, and another time during a joint practice with the Chicago Bears.
Despite the New England and Houston connection with Bill O'Brien and some carry over of the offense, the Texans have made it clear that there is no interest in bringing Stork to the Texans. The Texans will continue with Mancz and await word on the outcome of Martin's status moving forward.