OK, nobody has come out and said that — or even hinted at it, actually. It does look like the New England Patriots are going to cut ties with WR Donte’ Stallworth, though. Wouldn’t Stallworth make a perfect N0. 2 WR for the Chiefs? More from Fanhouse:
Donte’ Stallworth, who had a solid first season in New England with 46 catches for 697 yards, will almost certainly be released, when you look at these details of his contract:
the deal includes a $6 million option bonus, due to be paid on February 25. Stallworth also is set to earn a $2 million roster bonus on February 29.
There’s just no way the Patriots are going to pay Stallworth $8 million in bonus money, meaning that unless they can agree on a new contract in the next week, Stallworth is about to become an unrestricted free agent
When you look at his stats from last year, they don’t necessarily scream at you at first. Then you remember that he played third banana to Randy Moss and Wes Welker — who both had record-breaking seasons — all season long. And look at his stat averages from the past four seasons: 53 catches, 784 yards and five touchdowns. The old knock on him was that he couldn’t stay healthy enough to be productive, but those stats show that he has clearly been a productive wideout. He also has the game-breaking speed we should be looking for in a No. 2, as evidenced by the fact that he’s had a catch of over 43 yards in each of his six seasons (not to mention catches of 69 and 84 yards, respectively, in his past two seasons)
I think we have to take a look at Stallworth. He’d be a perfect fit.