Beanie Wells promising “real deal” when he comes back

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The Cardinals had to make some adjustments in practice Wednesday.

After a series of injuries forced them to get used to a stable of undersized backs, getting Beanie Wells back on the field took a moment to get accustomed to.

Yeah, that was a sight for sore eyes,” quarterback John Skelton said, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. “We were just talking about the contradictions between the running backs that we have, with all the little guys, and then Beanie coming back. Just a big, powerful back.”

Wells has missed six weeks with a severe turf toe injury, was placed on IR/designated for return, and will be eligible to return on Nov. 25 against the Rams.

“That’s not even the target, that’s the set date,” Wells said. “That is the day, no doubt about it. I’ve missed seven games, something like that? I’m not missing anymore.”

He said the time off also helped his surgically repaired knee (which was operated on in January).

“You’re going to see the vintage Beanie Wells,” he said. “The real deal.”

Considering the Cards are 1-5 without him, having lost five straight, they’ll likely take any Wells they can get.