Report: Redskins agree to one year deal with WR Donte Stallworth

True to Bruce Allen’s words this offseason, it looks like the Redskins have come out of the free agency gates with a full sprint.

Via ProFootballTalk:

Donte’ Stallworth agrees to one-year deal with Redskins, per league source.

Stallworth played for the Ravens in 2010, recording only two catches for 82 yards over the course of the season. He broke his foot in a preseason game, which caused him to miss a large part of the year, and no doubt lingered even when he was on the field.

If he’s fully healthy – especially after time away from football due to the lockout – this could be a solid acquisition. While he’s always been someone that’s a bit too inconsistent to be a #1 receiver, Stallworth’s outstanding speed has always made him a deep threat for the previous team’s he’s played on. For a team in need of playmakers, this could be a great low-risk, potentially high-reward proposition for the Redskins, especially from a player who probably only has one last chance to really salvage his NFL career.

Unfortunately, Stallworth’s checkered past is one of the reasons his name may be a little bit better known. After signing a seven year, $35 million deal with the Cleveland Browns prior to the 2008 season, he had a largely disappointing first season there, recording only 17 catches for 170 yards and one touchdown. Stallworth missed the 2009 season after being suspended by the NFL following his conviction on manslaughter charges.


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