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Beanie's brief summer time

The Cards need to get as much information to rookie running back Beanie Wells in minicamp, because afterward, he probably won't be around much. Thanks to the rule the NFL and colleges have agreed to that says rookies can't do any work -- aside from the lone mandatory minicamp -- until the semester/quarter of their current college class has ended, Wells can't work out with the team. Ohio State is one of those schools that is on the quarter system, leaving NFL rookies out of luck. Ohio State may change to regular semesters in a few years, but that doesn't help Beanie now. Some think this was one of the reasons former Buckeye Vernon Gholston struggled so much as a rookie (although it may be because Gholston was just overrated).

There is an outside chance that, with Wells' last final schedule June 1 that he could make the last week or so of voluntary OTAs. But that's not a lock. So the Cards have to hope Wells works as hard as he can on his own.

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