Running back Beanie Wells continues to be hampered by swelling in his right knee and missed practice Wednesday. Wells said the knee is better than last week, when he missed practice Wednesday and Thursday and barely played in the Vikings game.
I asked Wells if he thought he had to practice Thursday in order to play much on Sunday. "That's a tough question," Wells said. "I don't think I have practice to be out there playing a lot more than I played last week."
As with most injury situations, a player's participation level in practice means more than anything he or the coaches say. With Wells, Ken Whisenhunt's track record is that decreased practice time means decreased playing time. Wells is still listed on the two-deep as the starter.
After being active last week, but posting a 0 for owners who played him, it's going to be hard to trust his health until we see more fantasy production.