ASHBURN, Va. (FNN Media) — Donté Stallworth wasn’t surprised the Washington Redskins released him last week. The veteran knew it may happen given the injuries and roster shuffling going on around him.
He wasn’t surprised either when he got a call informing him the team wanted re-sign him.
But he did have a decision to make.
Stallworth was contacted by a number of teams during his week as a free agent — one of which he played for previously, but declined to name.
He said it was kind of tough to decide to re-sign with the Redskins, but ultimately he’s glad to be back.
“I still have my place here and I’m still fresh with the offense and everything,” said Stallworth. “So, I think it worked out the way it was supposed to.”
Perhaps he would have been happier to be back had it not been for a season-ending injury to Leonard Hankerson.
When the Redskins contacted him about a possible return his first thought was with the wellbeing of his protégé.
“I didn’t realize [Hankerson] was as hurt as he was,” said Stallworth. “First thing I did when I got off the phone was to call Hank and check on him and see how he was doing because I knew how hard he worked. He’s earned his opportunity to play and he played well in the games he got the chance to.”
As for his goals in his second stint with the team?
“Whatever they ask of me to do I just got to make the most of it and make the best of whatever opportunities I get,” he said.
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