MIAMI — Receiver Donte Stallworth was hospitalized after the hot air balloon carrying him and his girlfriend crashed into power lines as they were landing near Homestead on Saturday.
The 10-year veteran, currently a free agent, won't have permanent damage his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said.
"He has some burns, but he's going to be fine," he said. "He will be able to continue his NFL career."
Stallworth, 32, and Soleil Guerrero, 27, were rushed to Kendall Regional Medical Center. Guerrero's burns are considered much more severe than those suffered by Stallworth. The balloon operator was not injured. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
Stallworth played one game in 2012 for the Patriots before a season-ending ankle injury.
Dumervil saga continues with firing
Elvis Dumervil fired his agent a day after the Broncos released the defensive end. Marty Magid said Dumervil called him to say he wants to "move in another direction."
Dumervil agreed to take a $4 million pay cut, but the Broncos did not get the paperwork until after Friday's 2 p.m. deadline. They then released him in order to not be responsible for his $12 million salary.
Magid said Denver fans have inundated him with angry emails but the team deserves some blame for trying to make late changes to the deal. He did not give details.
Meanwhile, the union said it wants an investigation into the events that led to the release, the Denver Post reported.
Talib stays: The Patriots re-signed cornerback Aqib Talib. He will make $5 million on a one-year deal, profootballtalk.com reported. Talib was acquired from the Bucs in a trade on Nov. 1. He started five of six games for New England and had 19 tackles and an interception he returned 59 yards for a score.