Report: Free Agent RB Beanie Wells Found To Have A \”Bad Wheel\” During Visit With Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers had recently released running back Beanie Wells in for a free agent visit on Friday and that visit appears to have not gone so well.

The 24 year old Wells, who was recently let go by the Arizona Cardinals, partly because of a right knee problem, reportedly has a “bad wheel” according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Twitter.

While Dulac did not say what part of the “wheel” was bad on Wells, we can only assume that he might be referring to his knee. Wells did, however, also have a turf toe problem last season that caused him to miss half of the 2012 season. In addition to that, he had an ankle sprain problem as a rookie.

The Steelers were likely looking to add Wells as another running back body to compete at training camp, but for now, it appears that a potential signing might be put on hold after being checked out by the Steelers medical staff.

Wells was drafted 31st overall by the Cardinals in the 2009 draft.

  • steeltown

    Please do not sign any injured players

  • Superdriller316

    There are a ton of RB’s this year. If your going to take a chance on someone who is injured then draft Lattimore.

  • Maurice_hill_district

    If only he was a fumbler too though, then he would fit right in here.

  • TrueSteelerForLife

    Whatever the reason, I’m glad he’s not a steeler!

  • hergieburbur

    He’s had a bad wheel for years, it’s called he can’t run the ball.

  • hergieburbur

    WAY better option that Wells.

  • Alan Felicia

    What a surprise? Thanks for wasting Colbert and Tomlin’s time, Wells. Don’t let the door hit your a@@ on your way OUT!

  • Bradys_Dad

    Beanie is smaller, slower and not nearly as talented as Mendy was/is. At this point I think we should work the draft. No more re-treads or walking wounded.

  • steeltown

    Agreed. We need to draft a RB early-mid Rds and also we will have to bring in undrafted guys for camp as well, we always do, we need to sift through these guys and find a keeper, like we shouldve kept DuJuan Harris for depth purposes… not sure Baron Batch is ever going to turn the corner.. or stay healthy

  • walter mason

    Baron Batch the camp phenom? Its a shame they didnt recognize Harris.

  • mghjr88

    “Bad Wheel”?
    More like the whole ride.

  • ps get one from the draft. ps please get good rb