Patriots upgrade Bryan Stork (knee) to probable


The New England Patriots will likely have their offensive line intact for Sunday's Super Bowl.

The team announced that center Bryan Stork (knee) was upgraded to probable on the official injury report.

Stork suffered the injury in the Divisional Round against the Baltimore Ravens and missed the AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts

NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Sunday morning that the injury was to Stork's MCL.

The probable designation indicates that barring a pregame setback we'll see the rookie center on the field Sunday.

Breer reports that Stork is expected to start, according to sources. Ryan Wendell should shift back to the right guard spot and second-year player Josh Kline will become a key reserve in heavy sets.

Against a Seahawks pass rush with the likes of Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, Bruce Irvin and others, having their entire line healthy is a big boon for the Patriots.

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