Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Beanie Wells wasn't supposed to be available at No. 31 according to most every mock draft published in recent months. The Cardinals were fortunate that Wells fell to them, because he gives them exactly what they believe they need. He's big, he's fast and should bring a big-play ability the Cardinals didn't have at running back. He should make an immediate impact. Of course, you expect that out of a first-round pick. A closer look at the Cardinals' picks: Round 1/31 -- Chris "Beanie" Wells, RB, 6-2, 235, Ohio State...The club had Connecticut's Donald Brown rated ahead of Wells, but they aren't disappointed to take Wells. He gives them a power runner who is also fast enough to break big runs. That's an element they don't have, and Wells should form a nice tandem with Tim Hightower. - by The Sports Xchange
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06/07/13 - Former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw will visit the Indianapolis Colts, and Arizona Cardinals ousted first-round pick Beanie Wells could join him in the division if a visit to Jacksonville pans out.
Bradshaw, 27, visited the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers but a history of foot injuries has become a roadblock. He had another right foot surgery -- his third -- in January. He has also had operations on both ankles and another on his left foot.
The Colts could be a good fit with second-year starter Vick Ballard, a rugged runner, leading the depth chart. The Jets acquired Chris Ivory from the New Orleans Saints and the Steelers filled their starting spot by drafting Michigan State junior Le'Veon Bell.
Wells is just 24 but has drawn little interest in free agency. The Florida Times-Union was first to report he scheduled a workout with the team next week.
He also visited the Steelers, but reports of a "bad wheel" appeared to turn off GM Kevin Colbert.
Wells missed half of last season with turf toe and the Cardinals were concerned about a chronic knee issue.
01/11/13 - RB Beanie Wells went through another injury-riddled season and the previous regime had lost faith in him. We'll see if he rebounds under a new staff.
12/25/12 - RB Beanie Wells believes he will be playing his final game Sunday for the Cardinals and is looking to showcase his skills to other NFL teams. "That's my mindset," Wells said in a story published by The Arizona Republic. "I'm just going to go out there and put my best foot forward for all the 31 other teams that's watching."
12/24/12 - RB Beanie Wells sounded uncertain of his future after the Bears loss Sunday. Wells lost a fumble at the Cardinals 1-yard-line in the first quarter, which earned him some choice words from coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Asked about Whisenhunt's message, Wells said: "It is what it is. Who knows how it's going to turn out from here?"
12/24/12 - RB Beanie Wells has scored five touchdowns since he returned from injuries five games ago, but he isn't making much of an impact outside of goal-line situations. In those five games, he has gained 158 yards on 59 carries, a 2.7 yard average.