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Embattled wide receiver Donte' Stallworth, whose contract with Cleveland was terminated last week, signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens announced the signing Wednesday, a day after Stallworth worked out for the team. The deal will be worth $900,000, with Stallworth able to earn another $300,000 in incentives, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Stallworth was reinstated Feb. 7 by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after serving a year-long suspension for killing a 59-year-old pedestrian in Florida while driving drunk.
Stallworth spent 24 days in prison and reached a financial settlement out of court with the family of Mario Reyes, a construction worker who was crossing a causeway when he was struck by Stallworth's vehicle.
"There was a time I felt the mistake I made was the end of the world for me," Stallworth said in a statement released by the Ravens. "I've had trouble putting it into words. So, when teams started inviting me for workouts, and the Ravens called, I was excited. It means a lot that they would be willing to take a chance with me.
"I have a lot of people I am thankful for, and that now includes the Ravens. I can't let any of these people down, including my family, Commissioner Goodell and the Ravens."
Stallworth, 28, played just one season for the Browns after signing a seven-year, $35 million contract in 2008. That year he recorded 17 receptions for 170 yards and one touchdown in 11 games.
Baltimore's top four receivers from last season are not under contract for 2010 and the team is in desperate need of playmakers. The Ravens hope Stallworth can contribute next season.
"Our goal is to become a better team, and we work on that every day. Adding Donte' gives us the opportunity to improve," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "I observed him and interacted with him for a year when we were both in Philadelphia. He's the kind of person and player who can help us. It's clear that he is determined to play, that he has been working hard and that he wants to have a positive impact off the field, too."
Information from ESPN.com AFC North blogger James Walker and The Associated Press was used in this report.