Although terms of the deal have not been reported, Stallworth was said to be seeking a deal that would pay about $5 million a year, with about $10 million in guaranteed money. Stallworth became an unrestricted free agent when he was released by the New England Patriots just before a hefty roster bonus came due.
For the Browns, the addition of Stallworth should make their passing attack even more potent. Quarterback Derek Anderson had a good first season as the team’s starter in 2007, and shortly after locking Anderson up for three more years, the Browns have now given him another weapon.
Cleveland has been one of the more active teams in the early days of the new league year, and Browns fans had better hope the team made the right calls on their veteran contracts. The Browns have traded away their first-, second- and third-round picks in this year’s draft, meaning they won’t get the influx of young talent that most NFL teams count on.