OWINGS MILLS, Md.—Judging by early impressions, the Baltimore Ravens' acquisition of veteran wide receiver Donte' Stallworth(notes) is looking like a wise move.
Signed to a one-year, $900,000 contract this offseason, Stallworth has displayed sound hands during minicamps and has injected a deep threat into the Ravens' receiving corps.
Suspended all of last season by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for a DUI vehicular manslaughter guilty plea, Stallworth has barely looked rusty and he appears to be in optimum condition.
“Donte’ has looked good," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "Donte' has been explosive. He catches the ball well. He's worked really hard. I mean, this guy’s been here every day, working every drill, just like Anquan [Boldin]. He’s done a great job. I think he’s looked good.”
Stallworth said he's not quite there yet, but he's absorbing the playbook.
"It's getting there," Stallworth said. "It's a process and luckily we have a little time. The season doesn't start until the end of July, really, with training camp, so I've got some time. Guys are just trying to gel right now, and everyone's trying to find their way."http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=A ... ml-2010522
Could be a nice late round gamble. He was always touted to be very fast and explosive but never really lived up to the hype. Maybe alot of time to think and another shot will help him live to his potential.