Aug 20, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Donte

Donte Stallworth Signs With Redskins

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On Tuesday Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said the team had all intentions of signing former Tennessee Volunteer wide receiver Donte Stallworth.

It didn’t take long for that to become a reality, as the Redskins signed Stallworth on Wednesday.

This will be Stallworth’s second stint with the Redskins. He previously played with Washington during the 2011 season, a season in which he was released (November 8, 2011), then resigned a week later (November 15, 2011).

Stallworth finished the 2011 season with 22 receptions for 309 yards and two touchdowns. He signed with the New England Patriots after the season.

The Patriots played the same game with Stallworth, releasing him before the season started, then resigning him in December.

The Former Vol played only one game with the Patriots in 2012, recording one reception for a 63 yard touchdown, before being placed on injured reserved.

Stallworth’s best season as a professional came in 2005 with the New Orleans Saints, when finished with 70 receptions for 945 yards and seven touchdowns.

I wouldn’t expect that kind of production from Stallworth in 2013, but he will provide the Redskins with depth, as well as a strong locker room presence.

 

 

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