Position: Wide Receiver
Height/Weight: 6′ 0″/220 lbs
Age: 30/Experience: 8
Analysis: Just after wide receiver Donte Stallworth was reinstated into the NFL by commissioner Roger Goodell, the Ravens announced a one year $900,000 deal with the eight year veteran.
Stallworth spent four seasons with New Orleans, one with Philadelphia, one with New England and one with Cleveland prior to serving a year long suspension in 2009. He became the first rookie to catch touchdown passes in the first four NFL games since 1982 when he debuted in 2002 with the Saints. He went on to catch eight touchdown passes that season, which still stands as his career high. Stallworth’s most highlighted catch was a career long 84 yard TD reception in 2006 with the Eagles. He’s also posted 13 career 100 yard receiving games and 4,383 yards receiving and 32 touchdowns over his career.
2010 Outlook: Unfortunately for the Ravens and Stallworth, his return to the NFL will be delayed for two months by a broken foot that he suffered in the third preseason game against the New York Giants. Stallworth was potentially looking at a number three or four role at wide receiver with the Ravens, providing a spark in the middle of the field along side Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason. However, now that Mark Clayton has been traded his biggest competition for number three would be the newly acquired T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Housh has the advantage in the race however, since Stallworth will be sidelined for eight weeks.
He could also jump into a role on special teams, we saw John Harbugh put him back to receive a few punts throughout the preseason. More than anything though, Stallworth will be the Ravens man across the middle of the field when he gets back into action in two months.