|The Arizona Cardinals put RB Beanie Wells on injured reserve, but he could return later this year. (US Presswire)|
Wells is suffering from turf toe, which caused him to leave Sunday's win over the Eagles early.
Wells is one of the first players given the opportunity to take advantage to a change in the NFL's injured-reserve policy. Players who suffer a “major injury” -- defined as one that will keep them off the field for at least six weeks -- can be designated for return when placed on I.R.
By rule, Wells won't be allowed to practice for six weeks and can't rejoin the active roster for eight weeks.
The Cardinals signed RB Alfonso Smith, who played for them last year, to fill Wells' spot on the roster.
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