Monday, December 3, 2012
Stallworth agrees to deal with Pats
By Mike Reiss
After receiver Julian Edelman injured his foot in Sunday's win over the Dolphins and left the stadium with the aid of crutches, the Patriots have agreed to bring back a familiar face to help replace him.
Veteran Donte' Stallworth, who was with the Patriots in 2007 and also in 2012 training camp, has agreed to a deal with the team, a source confirms.
The Patriots, who were thin at receiver before Edelman's foot injury, worked out the 32-year-old Stallworth last week.
Pro Football Talk first reported the agreement.
In August, Patriots coach Bill Belichick raved about Stallworth's work in Patriots training camp.
"I think Donte' has had a solid camp," Belichick said at the time. "He's shown that he still has his speed. Athletic. Gets down the field well. And he's tough; he comes in and blocks. Is good with the ball in his hands. I think he's been very competitive with that group."
Fellow veteran Deion Branch was another candidate to re-sign, but he has been slowed by a hamstring injury. Branch still has a locker set up inside the the team's locker room.