October, 11, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. — One week after the New England Patriots’ reconfigured offensive line put together its best performance of the season, it will be forced to shuffle things around again as rookie center Bryan Stork has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills with a concussion.
Stork, the team’s fourth-round draft choice from Florida State, had started the past two games. He was limited in practice Thursday and then missed Friday’s workout, as he was listed as questionable on the team’s injury report.

The Patriots will likely move one of two guards, Dan Connolly or Ryan Wendell, to the center spot. That would thrust first-year player Jordan Devey (demoted from starting lineup in Week 4), four-year veteran Marcus Cannon (demoted from starting lineup in Week 4) or second-year blocker Josh Kline (one game played in 2014) into Connolly’s or Wendell’s guard spot.

In addition, veteran cornerback Brandon Browner (ankle) and rookie defensive lineman Dominique Easley (right shoulder) were ruled out, as expected.

Linebacker Dont’a Hightower, however, has made the trip to Buffalo after missing last Sunday’s game with a left knee injury. He is questionable on the injury report but still has a chance to play against the Bills.

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