Originally written December 11, 2012 on Fan View Point:
Well, that lasted long. The New England Patriots put WR Donte Stallworth on IR today, with a season ending ankle injury. One reception, 63 yards, for one TD. The Flying Elvii also released TE Visanthe Shiancoe.Stallworth was unable to answer the bell last night for the final 25 minutes of the game, limited the Patriots formations, unable to go with a 3 WR package. Albert Breer reported that Stallworth suffered a high ankle sprain.The 32 yr. old Shiancoe came back from IR on Nov. 10. He played in four games, and was inactive for one. From the offices of FVP, it looks like a wasted roster spot.The interwebs were abuzz about the possible return of Deion Branch.Bill Belichick said of Stallworth today; "There was a big advantage for him and us that he'd been here through training camp and at least had a good familiarity with our terminology, background, system, kind of the adjustments that we make in the passing game on different routes and things like that. That definitely help...
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