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Redskins Officially Announce Roster Moves

By ZAC BOYER | zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

The Washington Redskins officially announced a series of roster moves Tuesday afternoon, including releasing veteran receiver Donte Stallworth.

A first-round pick in 2002 who signed a one-year deal with the Redskins before the season, Stallworth, 31, had just five catches for 46 yards in four games. He was limited by a hamstring injury for parts of the season and was inactive for the team’s other four games.

David Anderson, formerly of Houston, was signed to replace Stallworth at receiver. He was released by the Texans on Oct. 2 after playing in two games, and the 5-foot-10, 193-pound receiver, a seventh-round pick out of Colorado State in 2006, is expected to hold a role as the Redskins’ slot receiver following the losses of Santana Moss to a broken left hand and rookie Niles Paul to turf toe.

The Redskins also signed defensive tackle Kentwan Balmer, a first-round pick out of North Carolina in 2008 who played for San Francisco and Seattle and went to training camp with Carolina, and cornerback D.J. Johnson, formerly of the New York Giants and Minnesota.

To make room, the team released defensive end Darrion Scott, who was not active for any of the team’s eight games this year, and tight end Dominique Byrd, who signed with the team two weeks ago but did not play. It also released cornerback Brandyn Thompson, who has shuttled between the active roster and the practice squad for the past six weeks, and practice squad running back Tristan Davis.

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