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.