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Beanie Wells Angry About His Lack of Playing Time

Oct 5, 2010 – 5:05 PM
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Beanie WellsBeanie Wells wants to know why, now that he's healthy, he's getting playing time as if he was still hurt.

The Arizona Cardinals couldn't wait to get Wells back after he needed surgery to repair a torn meniscus. But Arizona, a 41-10 loser to the Chargers Sunday, started Tim Hightower for the fourth consecutive game and went to Wells relatively infrequently.

And while everybody around the Cardinals camp wants to know who the quarterback is, Wells wants to know why he's not the running back.

"I'm not really worried about the quarterback situation,'' Wells told the Arizona Republic Monday. "I'm worried about my situation.''

There hasn't been any clarification from coach Ken Whisenhunt just what Wells' role is as the Cardinals go forward. The veteran had five carries and got just 19 yards in Week 4.

"I didn't get into the game until there were four minutes left in the second quarter, and I have no clue as to why. I'd like to think I'm a big part of this thing, but right now, I don't feel it.''

He also said he planned to meet with Whisenhunt to discuss the matter.

"Oh, we're definitely going to have a talk,'' Wells said.

Wells also said that sitting and watching Sunday drove him a little nuts.

"No discredit to Tim,'' he said of Hightower, "but I hate to sit on the sideline watching. I'd rather be out there contributing to the team and that's something I'm not pleased about.

"It's crazy. I have no clue what they're thinking upstairs. I would like to know, but hey, I'm definitely not pleased about it.''
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