RENTON, Wash. -- Brandon Stokley doesn't know many of the faces in his new digs.
"I remember a lot of it," Stokley said Wednesday. "It's been a year and a half since I've been in the system, so I have some homework to do, but I can catch on to it a lot quicker than if it was a new system."
"We brought him in here and gave him a workout yesterday, and he looked great," Carroll said. "He's a gifted route runner, he's a third-down specialist, he knows the system; he can go out and play the system right now. He knows the terminology and the concepts and all, so that's a big asset of it.
"For us to count on a guy to come in and play with any other circumstances, I wouldn't believe it could happen, but he knows exactly what we're talking about."
Two seasons ago in Denver, Stokley had 49 catches -- the second-highest total of his career. A year earlier, when Bates was the Broncos' receivers coach, Stokley had 40 grabs and five touchdowns.
Stokley's best season was 2004 with the Indianapolis Colts, with 68 catches for 1,077 yards and 10 scores.
"I love working with Jeremy. We had a couple good years in Denver," Stokley said. "It's an exciting passing game, and it enables you to be able to go out there, and if you can get open, opportunities are there for you."
Stokley's understanding of the offense makes him a candidate to play Sunday at St. Louis.
"We'll see how it works out; it's going to take some time to figure that out," Carroll said. "We won't wait too long, though. We're going to get going with him."
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