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Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

Posted on: November 8, 2011 1:37 pm
Edited on: November 9, 2011 8:59 pm
CB Rodgers-Cromartie arrived in Philly with a reputation for shying away from tackles. (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Former Texans wide receiver David Anderson might be one of our favorite players and it has nothing to do with his ability to catch a football. His Conan O'Brien-inspired end zone celebration from the 2008 season (see below), as well as his Power Alleys movement in Houston (specifically: Episode No. 34) are two of the reasons we love him.

Now, after six years with the Texans, where he played under then-offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in 2008-09, Anderson has been signed by the Washington Redskins. To make room for him on the roster, the team released Donte' Stallworth.

With Santana Moss sidelined with a broken hand, Washington is in desperate need of playmakers. (Not having a legitimate starting quarterback hurts, too.) They were shutout by the Bills in Week 8, and against the 49ers Sunday managed just a 59-yard field goal before a late garbage touchdown.

Despite lack of depth at wide receiver, Stallworth, who is one of the fastest players in the league, struggled to get on the field. He played in just four games this season, registering five catches for 46 yards.

The Ravens signed Stallworth before the 2010 season in the hopes that he would give Joe Flacco a much-needed deep threat. But just like his tenure in Washington, he barely contributed, appearing in eight games and made two catches.

More evidence for how dire the Redskins' offensive situation is, via the Washington Post's Mike Jones: 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.

Anderson, whose Twitter bio describes him as "Getting paid to do what I did in (high school) and Im not talking about getting B's and losing my virginity," tweeted Tuesday that he was traded to the Skins "by the Manhattan Beach Soccer Moms."

Anderson arrives in DC with 82 career receptions, 895 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

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Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2011 10:26 pm

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

I don't think there is a coach out there who can do anything for the Redskins this year and probably next year.  The key is to build for the future and exercise lots of patience in going long term rather than short term.  A lot of poor decisions have been made so if anyone wants to now pick on the head coach who is in an impossible situation suggest a coaching alternative for this horrible situation.  Joe Gibbs made the right decision in getting out when he did the second time around recognizing that it was going to take some divine intervention to make the Redskins a consistent winner once again.

Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2011 5:41 pm

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

At least they knew enough to dump Haynesworth and last I checked, although stocked with Ws, the Patriots haven't stopped anyone all season.

Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2011 5:07 pm

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

Shanahans aint going no where, sorry to burst your bubble, this team needs one guy and one vision for more than a year or two, I didnt expect nothing from the skins this year, that fast start only got my hopes up a wee bit and screwed us out of a top 5 pick (maybe).  I have faith in Shanahan but he needs time to get his guys at least on offence.  I used to get pissed off 5 years ago, but now im numb to it and expect it and dont wanna band aid fix to maybe sneak into a wild card and get blown out by a real team come playoff time...  Blow it up suck and build for a few years and hope for the best cuz the last 15 years have sucked

Since: Jan 26, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 5:01 pm

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

The Washington Redskins are currently in a big mess because they can't run the ball or protect the QB. Then on the rare occasions they do protect the QB he can't hit the broadside of a barn! So the answer is to cut Donte Stallworth and sign David Anderson? Wow I thought I knew the game of football, but I thought wrong I guess?     

Since: Dec 3, 2010
Posted on: November 8, 2011 4:57 pm

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

Good Riddence to the Vehicular Homicidist!

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2011 3:51 pm

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

I never liked Shanahan for the Skins and he has done something which i thought would be impossible,made Zorn look like a reasonable Coach.Where do the Skins go from here,there is very little talent on this team,no good Coach in his right mind would want this job no matter how much Snyder throws at him.

Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2011 3:32 pm

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

Oh my Lord Oh my Lord!!  Who is David Anderson?  Stallworth must feel like crap.  None of this even matters.  The Shanahans are gone after the season, if they make it that far.  They are horrible.  Just terrible.  

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