ESPN.com reports on Tuesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers have interest in former Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells.
Wells, 24, was the Cardinals first round draft pick in 2009. He was released on Monday after four seasons that included him missing several games to injury. Over four years, he played in 51 games and started 23 of them. He gained 2,471 yards and scored 24 touchdowns.
“I\’m only 24,” Wells said following his release, per azcentral.com. “The injuries will get rectified. I\’ll continue to enjoy what I do.”
The Steelers have very limited cap space of which to work with, and while they could indeed have interest in Wells, the only way that they would sign him would be if he agreed to a minimum, or near minimum, contract.
This time of year it is not uncommon for agents of recently released players to hype their clients by claiming interest from teams to the media.
Wells is just another slow back that runs inside. He is injury prone and not an every down running back.