Second-year wide receiver DontT Stallworth has been working with local fitness and nutrition expert Mackie Shilstone during the offseason to try and strengthen his hamstrings.
Stallworth had an impressive rookie season in 2002 with 42 receptions for 594 yards and eight touchdowns, but he missed several weeks of training camp and 3 1/2 regular-season games because of two hamstring injuries.
The second hamstring problem occurred when Stallworth was being "stretched out" by one of the trainers before the start of the second half of a Sept. 29 game with the Lions.
The speedy wide receiver also had hamstring problems while playing for the University of Tennessee. Stallworth had made plans to visit with a specialist recommended by Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce, but the SARS scare in Toronto, where the specialist practices, put that on hold.
"Isaac's got the same thing I've got," said Stallworth. "But everything's going good (in the off-season)."