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Fitz Helps A Slimmer Beanie

Beanie Wells is here and a couple of interesting things came out of the presser (well, more than a couple, but I will have a story in a bit):

Wells came up at 3 a.m. Saturday morning he was so jacked up to get to camp. He also talked a lot about hanging with Larry Fitzgerald, who had Wells staying at his house and worked with Beanie on the playbook. Wells also joined Fitz when Fitz was in Minnesota running his now-famous camp that featured teaching by Jerry Rice and Cris Carter.

"I don't know a better guy than Larry," Wells said. "He took me under his wing. When OTAs were going on, I was here (in Phoenix) with Larry, so I wasn't too far behind. He's the type of guy who made sure I wasn't behind on the plays. Larry is a tremendous guy.

"Larry is the type of guy who is going to stay on me. His main thing to me was to stay ready."

Wells has also dropped a lot of weight, but that isn't a surprise after talking to John Lott earlier this offseason. Beanie was 246 on draft day and said he is now down to 224 pounds. Last year, Wells said he played at 238 pounds. "I feel lot faster and quicker and I don't get tired as much," Wells said.

Again, more in a bit, and of course, Beanie's first practice later.

UPDATE: Couple of quick things I forgot to put up. FB Justin Green hurt his knee yesterday, and is getting it checked out. That's two fullbacks down, with Dan Kreider nursing a sore hamstring. But coach Ken Whisenhunt said he isn't concerned about numbers for now because the fullbacks don't get a lot of reps. Kreider also is day to day and shouldn't be out long.

Also, Whisenhunt said Wells will get a look at kickoff returner, which is something he mentioned in the offseason as well.

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