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Patriots make it official with Donte’ Stallworth

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There were reports earlier in the day about two changes to the Patriots receiving corps and the team made both of them official on Tuesday afternoon.

As expected, Donte’ Stallworth is back with the Patriots. Stallworth has been out of work since getting cut by the team this summer. He signed with them in March as a free agent, returning to the team he played for in 2007 before stops in Cleveland, Baltimore and Washington. His familiarity with the offense should help him hit the ground running since the team also lost a receiver for the season.

Stallworth will be taking the roster spot of wide receiver Julian Edelman, who was indeed placed on injured reserve after breaking his foot in Sunday’s win over the Dolphins. Edelman had been a valuable piece for the team this year, scoring touchdowns as a receiver, a punt returner and by recovering a fumble on the kickoff coverage team.

The Patriots also released offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, leaving them with an open roster spot. If they’ve developed a taste for former wide receivers, both Deion Branch and Jabar Gaffney are free agents.

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12 Responses to “Patriots make it official with Donte’ Stallworth”
  1. justintuckrule says: Dec 4, 2012 5:51 PM

    Petrus will be back with the Giants now that Locklear looks to have a knee

  2. noeffinway says: Dec 4, 2012 6:02 PM

    Too bad it’s past the trade deadline……..Lions would be more than happy to swap ‘em Titus Young.

  3. unbreakable02215 says: Dec 4, 2012 6:03 PM

    Mankins must be returning.

  4. bechillin says: Dec 4, 2012 6:14 PM

    and of course he’s gonna do good now that he’s on the pats

  5. dakotah55 says: Dec 4, 2012 6:44 PM

    Jerry Jones? Paging Mr. Jerry Jones.

    Petrus has to be better than some of the garbage on the Cowboys offensive line.

  6. stoney18 says: Dec 4, 2012 6:59 PM

    That spot is for Bolden, running back, who is coming off PED suspension.

  7. bingobrown12 says: Dec 4, 2012 7:30 PM

    Well the good news is somebody’s got to cover him.
    Other than that he has nothing left in the tank.

  8. toybkshr says: Dec 4, 2012 7:42 PM

    I agree – Mankins is prob ready to return
    Too bad for Julian – he was really coming into his own

  9. thebigtim2012 says: Dec 4, 2012 7:51 PM

    Bolden doesn’t need a spot he gets a roster exemption

  10. alskdh says: Dec 4, 2012 8:03 PM

    It kills me that Tom losing all these receivers could snub his chances at MVP. Meanwhile everybody will jump on Manning wagon.
    Not to worry, They will still be around in Feb.

  11. mlbbal52 says: Dec 4, 2012 9:47 PM

    Not even a Pats fan but this guy was great with Brady in the record year Brady will make him good again…

  12. pastabelly says: Dec 4, 2012 9:58 PM

    Edelman is a free agent this winter. It would suck losing both Welker and Edelman.

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