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Donte' Stallworth returning to Patriots with one-year deal

A league source told NFL Network's Michael Lombardi on Monday that wide receiver Donte' Stallworth has agreed to a one-year contract to return to the New England Patriots.

The Patriots also reached agreement last week with Brandon Lloyd, who played for current Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels when he was head coach of the Denver Broncos in 2009 and the first 12 games in 2010. The Patriots have not officially announced signing Lloyd.

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Stallworth spent one season with the Patriots in 2007, when he had 46 catches. He had 17 receptions with Cleveland in 2008, two with Baltimore in 2010 and 22 with Washington last year.

He was suspended for the 2009 season by Commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league's personal conduct policy for a DUI vehicular manslaughter charge.

The Patriots also added Anthony Gonzalez last week.

All three moves could spell the end of Chad Ochocinco's career with the team. He signed a two-year contract before last season but struggled trying to learn the offense and finished with 15 catches in 15 regular-season games. The Patriots also have Deion Branch and Wes Welker.

New England also acquired tight end Daniel Fells, guard Robert Gallery, defensive end Trevor Scott and cornerback Marquice Cole.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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