The Ravens have confirmed that they have signed free agent wide receiver Donte Stallworth.
Stallworth, 29, was suspended for the entire 2009 season after pleading guilty to DUI and second degree manslaughter after a March 2009 incident where he struck and killed a pedestrian in Miami.
He has played for four teams in his seven-year career – the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, and most recently the Cleveland Browns in 2008.
Stallworth’s best season was 2005, when he caught 70 passes and racked up 945 yards and seven touchdowns for the Saints.
Stallworth could be the deep threat that the Ravens have been looking for. He has averaged over 19 yards per reception twice in his career (2003, 2006). Of course, in his most recent season for the Browns, 19 yards was his LONGEST reception of the season, and he managed just 17 catches in 11 games. In his defense, it was Cleveland. Before that, he was basically the odd man out on the 2007 Patriots juggernaut that featured Randy Moss and Wes Welker.
Stallworth could prove to be a very productive acquisition for the Ravens. However, he is hardly a sure thing, and should be considered the #2 WR at BEST, going into 2010 training camp.