Patriots Practice Attendance: Bryan Stork, Khyri Thornton Absent


FOXBORO, Mass. — It’s looking unlikely Bryan Stork will start at center for the New England Patriots on Thursday night.

Stork was absent for his second consecutive practice after missing the entire preseason with an injury. Newly acquired defensive tackle Khyri Thornton also wasn’t spotted during the early portion of Patriots practice.

Thornton wasn’t able to fly from Green Bay to New England last night, so he just arrived this morning, according to a source. He’s still on the roster.

If Stork can’t play Thursday night, Ryan Wendell likely would start at center, leaving rookie Shaq Mason or veteran Josh Kline to man the left guard role.

The Patriots had all 10 practice squad players on the field. Wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins wore No. 15, wideout Nathan Palmer wore No. 16, offensive lineman Blaine Clausell wore No. 68 and defensive tackle Jimmy Staten wore No. 65.

Thumbnail photo via Andrew Weber/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New England Patriots center Bryan Stork (66) in Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
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