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Cardinals put Beanie Wells on injured reserve, designated for return


Cardinals running back Beanie Wells has been placed on injured reserve with a toe injury, but the team is still optimistic he can return this season.

The Cardinals’ roster move took advantage of the new rule that allows a player on injured reserve to be designated for return. That means that if Wells is healthy enough, he could be back on the field in eight weeks when the Cardinals play the Rams on November 25.

Wells had a big season last year, his first as a starter, with 245 carries for 1,047 yards. But he has not been particularly effective this year, with just 76 yards on 29 carries.

The Cardinals hope that Wells will be effective and healthy in the second half of the season. And they hope they’re jockeying for a playoff spot when Wells is ready to return.

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17 Responses to “Cardinals put Beanie Wells on injured reserve, designated for return”
  1. beardinals says: Sep 26, 2012 4:32 PM

    I don’t think Cards fans are too worried about this. Some good depth at RB and looking forward to seeing if William Powell can carry over his pre-season stats. I think Beanie is done in the desert. He looks like an old man at 25.

  2. sasquatchery says: Sep 26, 2012 4:36 PM

    Aw. Beanie got a boo-boo.

    You can tell by watching this guy he hates being in Arizona. Just trade him or release him so he can play the “disrespected” card during his three-year stint with the Jets and then he’s finally out of the league.

  3. ddjesus says: Sep 26, 2012 4:36 PM

    ha, glad I literally just picked up Ryan Williams!

  4. larryfitzgerald4mvp says: Sep 26, 2012 4:36 PM

    Too bad. He’s a good player but he’s always injured. Hope he comes back ready to contribute.

  5. e23r0 says: Sep 26, 2012 4:48 PM

    We’re going to miss his hard running style in Arizona.

  6. theuglitruth says: Sep 26, 2012 4:50 PM

    The Cards have good depth, so they should be fine. Hope he comes back healthy…he’s a decent hammer when he wants to be.

  7. sadskinsfan89 says: Sep 26, 2012 4:55 PM

    can this dude ever stay healthy

  8. sbdt says: Sep 26, 2012 5:03 PM

    He comes from the Cadillac Williams school of toughness.

  9. clssylssy says: Sep 26, 2012 5:20 PM

    Hope Beanie can get healthy and finish out the year strong. Anxious to see William Powell get some playing time and believe he and Ryan Williams will be able to keep the running game alive. Good Luck Beanie, hope you are able to be a part of this year Cardinal’s winning team!

  10. propainaz says: Sep 26, 2012 5:29 PM

    Beanie Wells should just get out of the league. He is a bust.

  11. fthrvic says: Sep 26, 2012 5:32 PM


  12. slowclyde86 says: Sep 26, 2012 5:38 PM

    Even when healthy, he’s just another guy.

  13. westclaims says: Sep 26, 2012 5:51 PM

    The hit he put on Cedric Griffin was cool.

  14. omniscient48 says: Sep 26, 2012 6:03 PM

    Maybe now Whisenhunt will finally give William Powell a chance.

  15. trevor123698 says: Sep 26, 2012 6:28 PM

    I wasnt even aware that he was ever injured?

  16. fdugrad says: Sep 26, 2012 7:48 PM

    How can a man as big and strong as Mr. W. be so fragile? It is literally amazing.

  17. ptmontes says: Sep 27, 2012 3:33 PM

    I really do think its time to cutt ties with wells, im sure he a nice guy and obvioulsy has talent but not consistant . and all ways injured , so at this time i think we cut ties and try and get a brusing back who can run inbetween the tackles , because cardinals have plenty of guys who can run out side . and obviously we need to address that O line ..

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