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Beanie Wells will make preseason debut this week


The Cardinals still haven’t chosen their starting quarterback, but they’ll have both of their tailbacks on the field for the first time in the preseason on Thursday.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt announced Tuesday that running back Beanie Wells will see his first game action of the preseason against the Titans this week. Wells started practicing last week for the first time since knee surgery in January to repair an injury that bothered him all of last season. Whisenhunt sounds happy with what he’s seen so far.

“I’m excited to see him in a game,” Whisenhunt said, via Darren Urban of the team’s website. “There’s no concern with him at all with his health.”

Ryan Williams made his 2012 debut against the Raiders last week after missing all of last season and ran for 25 yards and a touchdown on five carries. Whisenhunt said that Wells will see a similar workload against Tennessee.

There was a report last week that Wells was still having trouble cutting, so it will be interesting to see what kind of form Wells is in after a layoff that was much longer than anyone anticipated when he originally had the operation.

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5 Responses to “Beanie Wells will make preseason debut this week”
  1. redbullenergydrink says: Aug 21, 2012 7:18 PM

    Beanie should consider himself lucky that he’s even in the conversation for the starting back in AZ. He’s been terrible! It’s Ryan Williams’ time now.

  2. cincinnasti says: Aug 21, 2012 7:32 PM

    Beanie should be lucky he’s even on the team in Arizona.. I can’t believe he hasn’t been cut yet considering he is a first round pick that has been in the league 3 years and has only one 1000 yard season to mention… And he barely got 1000 yards in that said season..

  3. mcqphx says: Aug 21, 2012 9:10 PM

    He’s Garbage!

  4. cardinalsfan87 says: Aug 22, 2012 10:22 AM

    He’s garbage and he had over 1,000 yds and 10 TDs last year. u must not understand what a good back is.

  5. beardinals says: Aug 22, 2012 11:00 AM

    A good back….when healthy. Decided to push through injuries last year and made a success of it.

    Being a taller back, his knees will continue to be his Achilles Heel (see what I did there?).

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