By Jay Skurski
Two veteran wide receivers reportedly visited One Bills Drive today for workouts.
Mike Florio at profootballtalk.com reported on his website this afternoon that Donte' Stallworth was one of them, while Adam Caplan tweeted earlier this afternoon that former Rams receiver Danario Alexander also came through Orchard Park.
Alexander, 24, does not have any practice squad eligibility left. He dealt with injuries for much of his time with St. Louis, including a hamstring problem that forced the Rams to let him go during training camp.
At 6-foot-5 and 217 pounds, he's an intriguing physical prospect. He had 113 receptions for an NCAA-best1,781 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior in 2009 at Missouri, but went undrafted because of a left knee injury. He's made 46 catches for 737 yards and three touchdowns over his two seasons with St. Louis.
Stallworth, 31, is a former first-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2002. After spending his first four years there, he's been well-traveled, playing for five different teams. He was most recently let go by New England during final cuts Aug. 27. Stallworth previously played one season with the Patriots in 2007.
Stallworth has a checkered past that includes a one-year suspension that forced him to miss the 2009 season after he pleaded guilty to DUI manslaugher in Florida.
The visits raise a few interesting questions for the Bills. One regards the condition of receiver Ruvell Martin, who missed Sunday's game against Cleveland because of an ankle injury.
Another centers on their faith in the team's options at receiver. No Buffalo wideout is in the top 40 in the NFL in receptions or receiving yardage. Stevie Johnson leads the team in both categories with 13 for 172, but those totals rank just tied for 41st and tied for 42nd, respectively, in the NFL.
Third-year veteran Donald Jones is second on the team with 11 catches for 82 yards, while rookie T.J. Graham has four receptions for 31 yards.
It also brings into question how much faith the Bills have in the two receivers they have on their practice squad, Kamar Aiken and Marcus Easley.
And of course there is the none-of-the-above option and is simply the Bills' front office doing its due diligence on available players.