Beanie will play in preseason, may practice next week

Posted by Darren Urban on July 30, 2012 – 12:29 pm

Running back Beanie Wells, still on the PUP list with his knee rehab, will play in the preseason at some point, coach Ken Whisenhunt said. He may also come off the PUP list next week, when the team practices in Kansas City.

“He will probably start doing some work next week,” Whisenhunt said. “We’d like to get him involved in preseason games, probably a little bit later. We’ll see how it goes.”

Running back Ryan Williams isn’t a lock to play against the Saints in the Hall of Fame game Sunday. Whisenhunt said he definitely wants to get Williams preseason work, but he isn’t sure in what games yet. Playing against the Saints will depend on how he does in practice this week. The Cards are already missing running back Javarris James, who is sidelined with an abductor strain, leaving just LaRod Stephens-Howling, Alfonso Smith and William Powell as available running backs.

“We may unleash the Sherminator,” Whisenhunt said, referring to fullback Anthony Sherman (and trying to stifle a chuckle.) “We’re kind of holding that in our back pocket.”

Seriously, though, “what you worry about is one more (injury). Then you’re pretty thin.”

— As a Red-White follow-up, Whisenhunt said Saturday’s work “was a little bit of an eye opener.” A lot was thrown at the team “and they didn’t react very well.” More on this later.

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12 Responses to “Beanie will play in preseason, may practice next week”

  1. By DontTakeLoses on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    “Whisenhunt said Saturday’s work “was a little bit of an eye opener.” A lot was thrown at the team “and they didn’t react very well.”

    This not new under the Whiz. Warner is gone, at least Whiz is recognizing he is pushing too much sooner than later. Go Cards.

  2. By Travis on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    I thought the offense looked a little sluggish at the red/white, I wonder why? I understand that Kevin and John aren’t Tom or Aaron. It took the D the better part of last season to learn their new system, but the offense has been the same since Wiz got here… Why such a desparity? You could eaisily see the dissapointment in Larry’s body language…

  3. By Kurt on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Getting Beanie back on the field will energize the offense…
    If the coaches are wanting to expand the offense this is an advantage to John (IQ) Skelton, just sayin

  4. By D on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Has Grimm or Whiz talked about changing blocking schemes this year to help out the Tackles? I believe once King gets healthy and with the fire plug at fullback, they need to help out the Tackles more and don’t leave them out on an island as much…

  5. By Darren Urban on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply


    RE: Schemes

    Not that I have heard of.

  6. By Peter in Canada on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    D – I’m with you. There is no position as thankless as O.T. They only get noticed when they make a mistake and going 1 on 1 with outstanding speed rushers on third and long gives them lots of opportunities to make mistakes.

  7. By AndyStandsUp on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well, with the RB ranks being a liitle thin the Cards can rely on Kolb and the passing game; according to the playbook in my head.

    Then again, maybe not. (Takes pencil from behind ear and vigorously erases mental note.)

  8. By William Barry on Aug 19, 2012 | Reply

    Cant wait for Ryan Williams to play

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