Beanie Wells will return this week vs. Rams

Beanie Wells will return this week vs. Rams

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Beanie Wells will return this week vs. Rams

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by Scott Bierman / FootballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 9:26 PM

PHOENIX (FootballStL) -- The struggling rushing offense of the Arizona Cardinals will get a much-needed boost this Sunday as Beanie Wells will be activated from the injured reserve/designated for return list.

Wells has been out since Week 3 with a serious turf toe injury.  Prior to the injury, Wells struggled to produce in the three games played this season after coming off his best year since turning professional in 2009.

“We’re glad to get Beanie back,” Ken Whisenhunt said.  “It’s always tough when you have a thousand yard rusher that you don’t have on your team and we have struggled at that position this year with injuries.”

The Cardinals are near the bottom of the NFL rankings in terms of rushing offense this season with an average of 82.3 rushing yards per game.  Wells struggled mightily rushing for only 76 yards on 29 carries before the injury..

“I don’t know how Beanie will do in this game,” Whisenhunt said.  “He has been practicing well, but, as we all know, it’s tough to get back in the flow of the game.”

The Rams didn’t have to face Wells in the 17-3 victory over the Cardinals in Week 5 which may have been a blessing considering what he did to the team in Week 12 of last season.  He established a franchise record 228 rushing yards in a 23-20 victory.

Don’t let it fool you, but last season’s success against the Rams did not factor in to activating the running back this week.

“That didn’t really have anything to do with where he is or where we are this year.  He had a good game in that game last year, but that doesn’t mean anything about success or doing well this year.”
 

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