Donte Stallworth returning to bolster battered receiving unit

The Washington Redskins have re-signed veteran wide receiver Donte Stallworth a week after releasing him to make room on the 53-man roster for wideout David Anderson, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Stallworth fills the roster spot created when Washington placed rookie receiver Leonard Hankerson on injured reserve after the University of Miami product suffered a torn labrum in his right hip in Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins.

A nine-year veteran, Stallworth appeared in four games for the Redskins this season and recorded five catches for 46 yards.

Following Hankerson’s season-ending injury, the Redskins were down to just four healthy receivers in Jabar Gaffney, Anthony Armstrong, Terrence Austin and Anderson. Fellow receivers Santana Moss and Niles Paul remain sidelined with injuries, but are expected to return this season. Moss (broken hand) could come back in two weeks, but Paul (turf toe) had yet to resume running Monday.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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