Report: Jaguars bring in RB Beanie Wells for workout

The Jaguars reportedly worked out former Cardinals running back Beanie Wells on Thursday. (USATSI)
The Jaguars reportedly worked out former Cardinals running back Beanie Wells on Thursday. (USATSI)

Former Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells has resurfaced. Wells, who worked out for the Pittsburgh Steelers in March and hadn't really been heard from since, worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, according to Jacksonville's Florida Times-Union

With Maurice Jones-Drew still recovering from December foot surgery and also possibly facing legal issues, it makes sense that the Jaguars are looking to add depth at running back. MJD's foot problem limited him to only six games in 2012.  

Wells, who was released by the Cardinals in early March, has dealt with injury issues of his own. Thanks to a lingering toe injury last year, the former first-round pick played in only eight games for the Cardinals. Despite the brief playing time, Wells still led Arizona in rushing touchdowns last season with five. 

New Jaguars coach Gus Bradley is somewhat familiar with Wells. He was a defensive coordinator for the Seahawks 2009-12, and his defense faced Wells and the Cardinals five times. In those games, Wells totaled 200 yards on 55 carries and three touchdowns. 

If Wells were to end up in Jacksonville, he'd compete for snaps with veteran Justin Forsett and rookie Denard Robinson. With Jones-Drew not participating in OTA's, Forsett has been taking most of the reps with the first team. 

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John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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