The logjam at wideout has gotten a little thinner in New England.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, receiver Donte’ Stallworth has been released.
Stallworth returned to New England earlier this year, after appearing in every game of a 16-0 perfect season in 2007, starting nine. A first-round pick of the Saints in 2002, Stallworth has remained in the NFL for a full decade without ever generating a 1,000-yard season.
Stallworth has played for the Saints, Eagles, Patriots, Browns, Ravens, and Redskins. He returned to the game in 2010 after a full-season suspension resulting from a guilty plea to DUI manslaughter in Miami. At a time when the Miami Dolphins could use help at the position, it’s hard not to wonder whether the Dolphins will be interested — and whether that three-year-old incident would be an impediment.
If the Dolphins pass on this specific pass-catcher, there’s always Seattle.