| Beanie Wells, Steelers don't ink deal -- Fri Mar 15 3:35 pm --|
Pittsburgh likely scared off by RB's knee injury
|When the Arizona Cardinals released Beanie Wells last weekend, it was reportedly in part because they were not optimistic about the state of his right knee. The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted Wells for a Friday visit, but a signing isn't likely to be forthcoming. One source tells the Post-Gazette that Wells was found to have a "bad wheel." Although Wells did miss lose half of the 2012 season to a turf toe injury, it's a good bet that the knee is the "wheel" in question. Still just 24 years old, Wells has plenty of time to salvage what has been a disappointing career since being drafted 31st overall in 2009. A signing may be on hold, though, until his troublesome knee shows signs of returning to full health later in the offseason. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: Knee injuries are a running back's worst nightmare, and Wells could be in tough to find a team willing to take on the risky proposition of signing him. As for the Steelers, their backfield remains a bit of a question mark. They still have Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman, but it should come as no surprise if Pittsburgh targets a running back in one of the first few rounds at the upcoming draft.