The Patriots should have their top five offensive linemen available for Super Bowl XLIX as a source said starting rookie center Bryan Stork — who missed the AFC title game with a right knee injury — is expected to play tonight. The inclusion of Stork into the starting lineup in Week 4 was part of a key turnaround for the Patriots.
With Stork in the lineup, the Patriots enter tonight with their best five up front — left tackle Nate Solder, left guard Dan Connolly, Stork, right guard Ryan Wendell and right tackle Sebastian Vollmer.
This is great news for the Patriots, who will be at 100 percent on their offensive line. Brady will love having his starting center back.