The Baltimore Ravens need speed.
Donte' Stallworth has speed.
That makes the 1-year contract for $900,000 he signed with the team Wednesday a good signing for the Ravens. Stallworth didn't play last year after being suspended violating the league's personal-conduct policy for a DUI vehicular manslaughter charge.
That means he's rusty. And how much has he slowed down? He was once a 4.4 guy in the 40-yard dash. It's hard to imagine he's that fast anymore, but he's probably close.
The problem with Stallworth in the past has been inconsistency. There were always questions as to whether he truly loved the game. He also had a lot of drops.
But he was always fast.
If he's close to having the same speed, he will help a Baltimore offense that needs to liven up the passing game. Stallworth truly sounds like a changed man after the horrible crash that led to his suspension and the death of a man.
This signing could be a nice move for the Ravens. Joe Flacco needs help in the passing game and there is little risk without a signing bonus for Stallworth.