WASHINGTON — The Redskins have had an interesting connection with the New England Patriots for a few years now.

Numerous players have gone to New England after leaving Washington, perhaps the most famous being Albert Haynesworth, who failed to salvage his once-promising career with Bill Belichick. Washington has also

Most recently, Terrance Knighton signed with the Patriots after a single season with the Redskins. He was generally reviewed as “alright” in Washington, but he didn’t quite live up to the hype of the top nose tackle in football, and the Redskins’ run defense was well below average (26th in yards). The Redskins opted to let Knighton sign elsewhere after a season of 15 games and 1.5 sacks, and he signed with the Patriots.

Now, it appears Knighton will be a free agent once more.

That wasn’t terribly unexpected, however. Where things get really strange is in the case of Bryan Stork.

Stork, the controversial center who reportedly has issues with concussions and outbursts in practice, was the subject of on-again-off-again rumors among the Patriots and Redskins last week. The latest update was Stork had been traded to Washington for a seventh-round pick and was “looking forward” to joining the Redskins.

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Monday morning, rumors circulated that Stork had failed his physical and would be heading back to New England after all.

That wacky saga appears to be over for now, but it is unclear if the Patriots will keep Stork on the roster or if he’ll now be released.

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