Beanie Wells led the Cardinals in carries last season and the 2009 1st round pick had his first 1000 yard season, rushing 1047 yards and 10 touchdowns on 245 carries. However, he had offseason knee surgery and has yet to practice this offseason, a bad sign for a player with a history of injuries. Today his Head Coach, Ken Whisenhunt, challenged him by saying that he better “bust his tail” because other running backs have impressed in practice.
By other running backs, he likely means Ryan Williams, their talented 2nd round rookie, who missed all of last season with a torn patellar tendon meniscus and has progressed to full squad practice at minicamp. Williams was brought in last offseason to challenge Wells, who was to that point, a disappointment in his career. He played well last season, but it appears his injuries have made him a disappointment again. Williams has real sleeper value in fantasy leagues behind Wells.