Beanie Wells | RB | Arizona Cardinals
Posted: 3/21/2013 5:22pm et
The Pittsburgh Steelers have checked on the health of free-agent RB Beanie Wells (Cardinals).
Huddle Up: This could turn out to be a swap of recently injured RBs as the Cards signed Steelers' FA Rashard Mendenhall earlier in March.
Posted: 1/27/2013 12:24am et
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells is excited for the 2013 season with the recent hiring of Bruce Arians as head coach. Wells expects a better relationship with his new head coach; he often did not see eye-to-eye with former head coach Ken Whisenhunt. "We definitely had our fair share of disagreements this season, and I've never been in a situation like that before," Wells said.
Huddle Up: Apparently Whisenhunt wasn't a fan of oft-injured backs who struggled to average three yards a carry. Maybe Arians has a soft spot for that sort of back, or maybe Arizona will upgrade its offensive line to give Beanie a little more room to run. Don't hold your breath on either account, however, especially after Arians lit up at the mention of Wells' positional competition, Ryan Williams.
Posted: 12/31/2012 10:47am et
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells dressed for the Week 17 game against the San Francisco 49ers, but he never left the sideline. Earlier in the week, Wells had said he was going to be "auditioning" for 31 other teams in Week 17, and said he expected to be released or traded in the offseason.
Huddle Up: The Cardinals likely did Beanie a favor; NFL teams already have plenty of tape of Wells... three yards at a time.
Posted: 12/25/2012 8:25pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells said he believes his days with the Cardinals are numbered and will be using Week 17 as an audition for other teams.
Huddle Up: Good luck Beanie as you draw what's sure to be a fired-up 49ers' defense -- one of the league's best against the run -- in a game San Fran needs to win to have a shot at the NFC's No. 2 seed.
Posted: 12/14/2012 11:41pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 14, and is probable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: After coming back strong from his IR stint with a 2-TD, 48-yard performance in Week 12, Wells has fallen victim to the overall Arizona offensive malaise with a combined 40 yards on 21 carries over the past 2 games. Fantasy owners are advised to steer clear in Week 15 unless you're in the most desperate of circumstances.
Posted: 12/7/2012 7:18pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is questionable for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Wells has been up (48 yards, 2 TDs in Week 12) and down (22 yards on 15 carries in Week 13) since returning from a 7-game stint on IR, but his current injury and a not-so-favorable matchup against the Seahawks makes him a risky fantasy play this week.
Posted: 11/30/2012 5:42pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is questionable for Week 13.
Huddle Up: Already? Wells should be a go this week, but it should be unsurprising to see him on the injury report so soon after his return.
Posted: 11/25/2012 11:51pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells rushed 17 times for 48 yards and a pair of TDs Sunday in a 31-17 Week 12 loss to the St. Louis Rams.
Huddle Up: Wells was returning from a 7-game injury absence and salvaged an otherwise lackluster fantasy outing with a pair of scoring runs. LaRod Stephens-Howling, who had a pair of 100-yard rushing games in the past 4 weeks, finished with 1 carry for 1 yard, cementing the notion that it's Wells' job as long as he stays healthy.
Posted: 11/23/2012 5:29pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 23, and is listed as probable for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Congratulations if you managed to stash him in your IR slot or pick him up on waivers in recent weeks; your middling running back is back. Wells should hit the ground running, especially considering La'Rod Stephens-Howling's injury.
Posted: 11/21/2012 11:55am et
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells was activated from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list. OLB Jamaal Westerman was released.
Huddle Up: On behalf of the entire fantasy community... yawn. All Wells' return does is takes some of the luster off of LaRod Stephens-Howling, who has been reasonably productive behind a bad offensive line.
Posted: 11/20/2012 10:42pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (toe) said Tuesday, Nov. 20, that he kept himself in shape during his stint on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list, and is prepared to carry the ball as often as head coach Ken Whisenhunt wants to give it to him. 'Yep, yep. I'm in shape,' Wells said. 'I've been working hard with (strength coach) John Lott to make sure I was going to be ready when I could play,' Wells said.
Huddle Up: Wells likely will get the majority of the carries when he returns, but definitely figure on LaRod Stephens-Howling maintaining a definitive role in the offense after posting a pair of 100-yard rushing games and scoring 3 TDs in his past 4 contests.
Posted: 11/6/2012 6:59pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (toe) said there is 'no doubt about it' that he will return to play against the St. Louis Rams on Nov. 25. Wells is on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list right now. He is eligible to return to practice Wednesday, Nov. 7. Wells figures to start when he returns, but the team may choose to be cautious and limit his workload. He said his knee 'feels great' and his toe 'feels good.'
Huddle Up: For those who have hung onto Wells, mark your calendars. In the meantime, LaRod Stephens-Howling has assumed starting duties in the desert and has been semi-productive with a combined 246 yards from scrimmage and a pair of TDs over his past 3 games.
Posted: 9/26/2012 5:32pm et
The Arizona Cardinals have placed RB Beanie Wells (toe) on the Injured Reserve/Designated to return list. The earliest Wells could return is Week 12.
Huddle Up: This is huge news with fantasy implications to the Cardinals backfield. Most notably, Ryan Williams finally gets a chance to prove he can be the feature back in that offense. Of course, the stingy Dolphins defense comes to town—they are allowing less than 3.0 YPC on the season to opposing running backs—but Williams' longterm value just spiked. LaRod Stephens-Howling also gets a bump.
Posted: 9/24/2012 7:44pm et
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt did not have updates on RB Beanie Wells (toe) or DT Darnell Dockett (hamstring) after both suffered injuries Week 3.
Huddle Up: Wells only had 8 rushing attempts for 18 yards in Sunday's 27-6 win over the Eagles and said afterward he was hampered by turf toe. Meanwhile, backfield mate Ryan Williams shouldered the load and finished with 83 yards on 18 rushes.
Posted: 9/21/2012 9:19pm et
Arizona Cardinals RBs Beanie Wells (knee) and Ryan Williams (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 21, and are listed as probable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: It looks like both will play, meaning each of their fantasy values take a hit. Wells has been the most productive so far with 82 yards on 21 touches while Williams has 49 on 22 touches, including an 18-22 performance on the ground.
Posted: 9/12/2012 7:19pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: Neither Wells or fellow RB Ryan Williams did much of anything in Week 1, combining for a whopping 23 yards on 15 carries against a solid Seattle defense. Don't expect a whole lot more this week, either, as the Cards face a Patriot run D that limited Chris Johnson and the Titans to 20 yards on 15 attempts.
Posted: 9/7/2012 6:07pm et
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 7. He is listed as questionable for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Color us shocked that Beanie Wells has an injury. That comes with the territory when you draft him, unfortunately, and Ryan Williams will be the beneficiary if he can stay healthy. At this point it looks like Williams could be a better option than Wells, though neither are particularly palatable against the Seahawks.
Posted: 8/11/2012 11:50am et
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) went through pre-game warmups, but he was held out of the team's second preseason game Friday, Aug. 10, against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: At some point we need to come to terms with Wells never being the 16 game primary back in Arizona because his balky knees always get in the way. Though he had a few nice showings in 2011, they cannot overcome the fact that he is largely unreliable and mostly unproductive.
Posted: 8/2/2012 8:18pm et
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team hopes RB Beanie Wells (knee) will be able to play in the third preseason game but nothing is set is stone at this point. Wells is expected to start practicing next week.
Huddle Up: With second-year back Ryan Williams expected back in action after missing all of his rookie campaign, there's a battle brewing for the the Cards' starting job. Both players are sure to share the load during the season, but if Wells' injury issues keep cropping up as in recent seasons past, the Cards won't hesitate to give him extended rest with Williams in the picture this season.
Posted: 6/16/2012 12:24pm et
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team planned on holding RB Beanie Wells out of offseason workouts so he can get ready for training camp. He said it will be up to Wells to prepare for the start of camp during the off period. The Cardinals are expected to limit what Wells and Ryan Williams do at the start of training camp and then increase their workload as camp goes on.
Huddle Up: Wells played--well, mostly played--through knee issues last year and had surgery in the offseason. Both Wells and the team have been vague about the nature of the surgery, but Wells did say the procedure was "more complicated" than simply repairing the meniscus; he also dodged the question when asked if he had microfracture surgery. If you're a Wells fan you'll want to keep a close eye on his workload throughout training camp, as well as how healthy Williams is following his own season-ending injury and what share of the workload he'll take up.
Posted: 5/22/2012 6:51pm et
Updating a previous report, Sean Howard, the agent for Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee), said his client underwent 'a clean-out procedure' and not microfracture surgery, which would have required extensive rehab. Wells plans to be ready for a full season, but he's unlikely to practice during organized team workouts. 'He's in shape and looks good,' Howard said. 'The doctors and the Cardinals have decided to play it safe. Rather than rush him back, the consensus opinion was to let him heal.'
Huddle Up: This is make or break year for Wells. Does he finally establish himself as a reliable workhorse back? Last year Wells had 1,047 yards and 10 TDs in about 14 full games' worth of action. At times he was dominant.
Posted: 5/18/2012 5:17pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) said he is making progress in his rehab from offseason knee surgery but is not sure if he will be able to participate in organized team activities or minicamp.
Huddle Up: Wells had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in January. He also had surgery on that knee in 2010.