Beanie Wells went to Pittsburgh for a physical but he left town without a contract. Before being released by the Arizona Cardinals earlier this month, the team expressed concern over his injured knee and it now appears as though the Steelers are sharing that concern as team doctors didn’t like what they saw when Wells came in for a physical on Thursday.
The Cardinals were reportedly “not optimistic” about the condition of Wells’ knees before releasing him. Steelers doctors may have found something they didn’t like as well, as he left club headquarters without a contract. It’s fair to wonder if Wells might need a knee surgery before he finds a landing spot.
The Steelers just got rid of oft-injured running back Rashard Mendenhall, so it’s not surprising that they weren’t jumping through hoops to get a guy with more wear and tear on his body than Mendenhall. Wells and Mendenhall have very similar pasts when it comes to injuries as both have been plagued by knee problems since they came into the NFL.
Pittsburgh is still in the market for a running back but they may end up looking to the draft to pick up a younger back as opposed to whats on the open market at the moment. Unless they make a run at Steven Jackson, it’s hard to see the Steelers settling for anything less than what they currently have for the time being.