RB Beanie Wells isn’t allowed to formally return to practice until the Cardinals’ off week. And judging from his exasperation Monday by having been placed on the NFL’s new injured reserve/designated to return list in the first place, it only figures.
“It’s so boring sitting at home and watching the games on TV,” he said. “I wish I was out there. I feel like I’m ready to go right now. But I can’t until they activate me, so I’ve just been training really hard on my own, getting ready.”
Wells suffered a server turf toe Week 3 and has to skip the next seven games. He can't play until Nov. 25, but with Ryan Williams lost for the year, and questions about LaRod Stephens-Howling's durability, the Cards could certainly use him. If you have the roster room, or an IR spot, to stash Wells, it may not be a bad idea because he seems ready to go.