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What does everyone assume Stallworth is not coming back?

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  1. tombonneau

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    I'm a bit surprised that the general consensus is that Stallworth:

    a) Won't be back; and

    b) Won't be missed.

    In regards to a), PFT buzz is there is little to no interest around him. To that end, I haven't even heard of him visiting with a team.

    As far as b), I think his presence on the field did more than we might realize. Sure he didn't have an amazing season, but he had lots of big plays and is a great RAC guy.

    I know there is a perception that Gaffney assumed a larger role and supplant Stallworth, but I recall someone posting stats that showed the contrary.

    Anyway, after the early-March free agent orgy settles down a bit and GMs light up a smoke, if Stallworth is still on the market I'd expect the Pats to make a pitch for him.
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    wouldn't it be ''Why does everyone?"

    i think he has a legit shot at coming back if he has no great offers out there
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    #24 Jersey

    Based on his lack of playing time after the Indy game, I just assume someone will offer him more than we will. There may be a lack of interest but I don't think it'll be such a severe lack that our offer will be the best.
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    I'd love to have Donte back but he's going to have to
    reduce his asking price significantly. If the disinterest continues, that could happen.
    I think that most teams are just taking the wait and see approach.
    I haven't seen a lot of signings by anyone in this young off season.
    I'm sure Donte has worked out for some teams at least. No?
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    Considering the Pats originally brought him in as their #1 receiver for 07, before the Moss deal came through, I find it unlikely he can't get more money somewhere.

    It would be hard to imagine a guy his caliber coming back for less, especially considering how his role diminished as the season went on.
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    Cause Chad Jackson is better for a heck of alot cheeper too.
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    sorry, that's why you get for making posts end of day in between running reports. ;)
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    I haven't heard of any workouts. But when confirmed turds like Deshaun Foster are already close to inking deals, I'd think Stallworth could sniff some action.

    Just read that the Bucs are $44MM under the cap. Yikes! Gotta think they will make a move for a guy like Stallworth. (And probably Asante; prodigal son returns to Central Florida?)
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    hope you don't start putting Pats stuff in yoru reports...they might catch on.;)
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    I wasn't aware of the Bucs healthy cap situation.
    You're right. I would think that the Bucs could use a receiver of Donte's stature. Big mistake.
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