The Patriots brought in a familiar face for a workout on Wednesday: free agent wide receiver Donte' Stallworth, according to a league source. Stallworth was signed by the team this offseason but released near the conclusion of training camp.
Stallworth, a 10-year NFL veteran who spent the 2007 season with the Patriots, also has worked out with the Bills since his release. He showed strong speed during training camp, but the team ultimately decided to keep just five receivers on its opening day roster.
The Patriots are carrying just four receivers on their active roster, and all four were limited during Wednesday's practice due to injuries. The team signed 2012 seventh-round pick Jeremy Ebert to its practice squad on Wednesday and could be looking for additional bodies in the event that any of the injuries to their active-roster wideouts linger.
Mike Giardi of Comcast Sports Net previously reported the Stallworth workout.