Beanie Wells working out for Jaguars

AP

Ahmad Bradshaw isn’t the only oft-injured free agent running back getting a look from an AFC South team on Thursday.

While Bradshaw is visiting with the Colts, Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports that the Jaguars will be working out former Cardinals running back Beanie Wells.

Wells had some interest early in free agency and took a physical with the Steelers, but nothing came of it and there haven’t been any reports of interest in his services in quite a while. Wells’ knee has been a red flag for quite some time and the Steelers and others have gone with less risky options for their backfield.

The Jaguars are expecting Maurice Jones-Drew to return to the field in training camp after missing months with a Lisfranc injury in his foot, but could have interest in Wells as a backup plan in case MJD’s rehab hits a snag between now and then. Justin Forsett is slated to be the No. 2 back in Jacksonville with Denard Robinson in a role that still needs to be defined as he makes the transition from quarterback.

Wells won’t turn 25 until August, so there could still be some upside there that the Jaguars can tap into if Wells is healthy. Or perhaps he just knows how to drive on the left side of the road.

9 responses to “Beanie Wells working out for Jaguars

  1. Wells is 6’1 240 and can run 4.4 flat.

    He has been on a AZ team for 4 years where no one could run the ball effectively.

    Has to be less than an ideal interview. The Kid has always had sick talent. As a Raven fan i’m very happy the Steelers aren’t going to sign him.

  2. They had Khalil Bell in for a workout recently as well. I don’t think the Jags are counting on Jones-Drew for the upcoming season. Between the foot problem, the fist problem, and the FAT problem, it’s looking less and less likely he will be ready to go in September.

  3. socalskinsfan says: Jun 6, 2013 1:11 PM

    Given his history with their OC and their lack of a power back, I can’t believe Wells hasn’t at least gotten a look from the Chargers.

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    You beat me to the punch. Maybe their thought is, “Wait, we already have one overrated, frequently-injured back.”

    And for those who are citing that ancient 4.3-4.4 40-yard time from years ago, watch some tape from 2011 or 2012 — Wells ain’t very fast. He lacks the speed to break big runs. Not a bad short-yard back, but his lack of 20+ yard runs is very, very telling.

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