Originally written December 05, 2012 on NESN.com:
FOXBORO, Mass. — Donte Stallworth hasn’t been in a classroom in over 10 years. But as finals season quickly approaches for most students, Stallworth will also be hitting the books. The 33-year-old receiver was re-signed by the Patriots on Monday, and knows the Patriots’ offense better than just about any receiver on the free-agent market, save for maybe Deion Branch. But even with his in-depth knowledge of the system, a lot can change, and be forgotten, in three months. So, he knows there’s lots of work to do. “Playing in the offense before, it made it a lot easier, but being out as long as I have, it’s not like a video game, where you just throw someone in and they automatically know what’s going on,” Stallworth said of his return to New England. “It’s like I’m back at school, I’ll be studying hard every day.” Stallworth hasn’t taken a meaningful snap in the NFL in almost a year, and was “disappointed” when the team released him during training camp. But the veteran receiver,
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