Bryan Stork practices, will play in Super Bowl

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Patriots center Bryan Stork returned to practice on Thursday and appears in line to play in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 against the Seahawks.

Stork was the lone notable to miss Sunday’s AFC Championship game. His absence was hardly noticed in that game as the Patriots drummed the Colts 45-7.

A fourth round rookie, Stork ranked No. 23 in Pro Football Focus’ center rankings among 41 qualifiers this season.

Stork’s knee was never expected to be an issue heading to the big game and is no longer a concern. He will be back to face a Seahawks defense looking to repeat as Super Bowl champs.