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Reports: Patriots bring back Stallworth

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  March 19, 2012 03:01 PM

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According to multiple reports on Twitter, the Patriots have re-signed veteran receiver Donte Stallworth to a one-year deal.

Stallworth was initially with New England in 2007, and played in all 16 games with nine starts. He had 46 receptions for 697 yards and three touchdowns during that record-setting season for the Pats' offense.

Though Stallworth's contract then was a multi-year deal, a big roster bonus after the '07 season meant it was essentially a one-year pact. Sure enough, Stallworth was released in early 2008 and went on to sign with Cleveland.

He was with the Redskins last year, playing in 11 games with 22 receptions for 309 yards and two scores.

Stallworth may have given a hint that this move was coming on his own Twitter feed earlier this afternoon when he wrote, "This time around, things will be different..."

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