Donte' Stallworth placed on IR

Updated: December 12, 2012, 1:18 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

The New England Patriots placed veteran wide receiver Donte' Stallworth on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday, one day after he caught a 63-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady in the team's 42-14 win over the Houston Texans.

In addition, the team announced the release of veteran tight end Visanthe Shiancoe.

Stallworth injured his ankle on Monday night. He played 20 snaps against the Texans, and his final play was the long touchdown catch in the third quarter.

He ...

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