Report: Steelers Have Interest In Former Cardinals RB Beanie Wells

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.

I am, I'm me. 40 something, retired and a life long Steelers fan.
  • Kick

    I am ok with this. Wells if healthy can perform. We can get him cheap. No risk

  • rob.pghsteelersfan

    The Steelers should not sign him. You explained why.

  • dgh57

    Don’t need Wells! He has had 4 years to prove himself and has shown nothing. I would rather find someone in the draft!!

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Who makes up crap like this. BSPN

  • Maurice_hill_district

    You are right. A total bust.

  • Kysteeler

    Writers say Mendy was/is a bust, what do you call Wells then?

  • mghjr88

    I would rather bring Mendenhall back than have Wells in the backfield

  • hergieburbur

    No :(

  • LouPGH

    ^makes raspberry noise

  • Christopher Wilkes

    I like it.

  • Ahmad

    Do not bring him to Pittsburgh.

  • Tom

    Hard to judge Beanies performance in 2012. The O line in Arizona was probably the worst in the league. I doubt Barry Sanders in his prime could have done much behind that group.

    I don’t see any harm in signing him. as long as it is at a minimal cost.

  • mokhkw

    His brother from another mother?