The Washington Redskins have released wide receiver Donte Stallworth to make room on the roster for new addition David Anderson, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Washington agreed to terms with Anderson, a sixth-year wide receiver out of Colorado State, late Monday night. Anderson spent the first six seasons of his career with Houston, where he played under current Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, before getting cut earlier this year and serving a brief stint with Denver.
Stallworth had appeared in only four games for the Redskins this season and recorded just five catches for 46 yards.
Washington is searching for playmakers at the receiver position now that Santana Moss is sidelined with a broken hand. He is expected to be out at least another three weeks.
Tight end Fred Davis leads the team with 40 catches for 559 yards and two touchdowns and Jabar Gaffney is the most productive wide receiver with 31 catches for 441 yards and two touchdowns. Mike Shanahan on Sunday promoted rookie Leonard Hankerson to the starting lineup.