David Wells

Arizona Cardinals
Tight End #88
Arizona Cardinals
Tight End #88

David Wells News

Signs new contract with Cardinals

The Cardinals signed Wells to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.

Analysis: The tight end appeared in three games with the Cardinals during the 2021 season and will return to the team for the 2022 campaign. Wells played 12 offensive snaps but failed to draw a target while operating a depth option behind starter Zach Ertz.

Jan 19, 2022 2:43 PM EST


Back to practice squad

Wells reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Wells was elevated for Arizona's final two games to provide depth at tight end with Demetrius Harris (shoulder) sidelined. He did not record a stat in either game and was on the field for only 11 offensive snaps combined between the pair of contests. .

Jan 10, 2022 7:59 PM EST



Elevated again

Wells was elevated from the Cardinals' practice squad Saturday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Wells was also elevated in Week 17 with Demetrius Harris (shoulder) sidelined. He was on the field for eight offensive snaps but did not command a target.

Jan 8, 2022 2:45 PM EST


Returns to practice squad

Wells reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad Monday.

Analysis: Wells played eight snaps on offense against the Cowboys but didn't register any stats. It was his first action since he got on the field for one snap in Week 9.

Jan 3, 2022 8:25 PM EST


Elevated ahead of Week 17

Wells was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Wells' elevation seems to indicate Demetrius Harris (shoulder) is unlikely to play. The San Diego State product has played just one snap in one game all year.

Jan 1, 2022 5:13 PM EST



Returns to Cards' practice squad

Wells was signed to the Cardinals' practice squad Thursday after clearing waivers, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The tight end was cut by the Cardinals on Tuesday but cleared waivers and returned to the team's practice squad Thursday. Wells has only appeared in one game this season and will remain buried under the likes of Zach Ertz, Demetrius Harris and Darrell Daniels on the depth chart.

Dec 23, 2021 11:21 AM EST


Gets cut Tuesday

Wells was cut by the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Analysis: Wells only appeared in one game for the Cardinals this season, in Week 9 against the 49ers, playing just one snap before suffering a hand injury that placed him on injured reserve. Wells was activated from IR on Monday, but with Zach Ertz, Demetrius Harris and Darrell Daniels all ahead of Wells on the tight end positional depth chart, there was no longer room for Wells on the roster. In a corresponding move, the Cardinals signed linebacker Joe Walker to the active roster, a position the Cardinals are currently dealing with injuries at.

Dec 21, 2021 4:50 PM EST


Activated from injured reserve

Wells (hand) was activated from injured reserve Monday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Wells has only appeared in one game for Arizona this season, registering just one offensive snap during the contest. Now that he's healthy, the depth tight end is expected to compete with Demetrius Harris and Darrell Daniels for snaps behind Zach Ertz.

Dec 20, 2021 3:29 PM EST


Designated to return

The Cardinals have designated Wells (hand) to return from IR, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Wells has only appeared in one game for Arizona this season, when he played one offensive snaps against San Francisco in Week 9. Now, the depth tight end will begin a 21-day window to practice with his team.

Dec 16, 2021 6:25 AM EST


Placed on injured reserve

Wells (hand) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

Analysis: With AJ Green activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, Arizona placed Wells on injured reserve to make room. The fourth-string tight end played his only snap of the season Sunday against San Francisco before exiting the game with a hand injury.

Nov 11, 2021 9:37 AM EST


May not return Sunday

Wells (hand) is questionable to return to Sunday's contest against the 49ers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Wells injured his hand in the first quarter of the Cardinals' Week 9 matchup against the 49ers. If he is unable to return, then Zach Ertz and Darrell Daniels will be Arizona's only active tight ends for the remainder of Sunday's contest.

Nov 7, 2021 2:11 PM EST


Bumped up from practice squad

Wells was signed to the active roster Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Wells joined the Cardinals practice squad on Oct. 20 and with Demetrius Harris now on the reserve/COVID-19 list, he will be called upon to add some depth at tight end. Assuming Wells suits up Sunday against the 49ers it will be his NFL debut.

Nov 6, 2021 1:14 PM EST


Joins Arizona's practice squad

The Cardinals signed Wells to their practice squad Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: The Cardinals continue to add tight ends after placing Maxx Williams (knee) on injured reserve. Wells has a chance to be added to the active roster for Week 7 with Darrell Daniels (hamstring) questionable heading into Sunday's matchup with the Texans.

Oct 20, 2021 8:17 AM EST


Parts ways with Colts

Indianapolis released Wells from the practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Wells was cut to make room for fellow tight end Michael Jacobson on the practice squad. The 26-year-old is still looking for a chance to make his NFL debut.

Oct 5, 2021 8:43 AM EST


Joins Indianapolis' practice squad

The Colts signed Wells to their practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Wells spent time with the Patriots and Falcons this preseason. After failing to make the 53-man roster for either team, the 26-year-old latched on with Atlanta's practice squad. He will look to make his regular-season NFL debut for the Colts this year.

Sep 28, 2021 12:32 PM EST


Exits Atlanta

The Falcons waived Wells on Tuesday.

Analysis: Wells started training camp with New England, but was picked up by Atlanta after getting cut. They journeyman is still looking for a destination that leads to him suiting up for his first NFL game.

Aug 31, 2021 6:22 PM EST


Picked up by Falcons

Wells was signed by Atlanta on Friday, John Deighton of the team's official website reports.

Analysis: Wells originally signed with Dallas after going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft. He has since spent time with the Chiefs and Patriots before landing with the Falcons. He will now compete for a depth tight end role with the team.

Aug 20, 2021 8:48 PM EST


Released by New England

Wells was released by the Patriots on Sunday, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.

Analysis: Wells failed to stick with the team after the first preseason game. The tight end spent some time on New England's practice squad last season but is unlikely to earn such a role this year.

Aug 15, 2021 4:28 PM EST


Back with Patriots

Wells signed a contract with the Patriots on Friday, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.

Analysis: Wells spent time on New England's practice squad last season, but he's still yet to actually make his NFL debut. He'll now get a chance to continue his development with the team during training camp.

Jul 23, 2021 2:02 PM EST


Cut from Pats' practice squad

Wells was released from New England's practice squad Monday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: The 25-year-old signed to the practice squad last week, but it ended up being a short stay with the Patriots. Wells has yet to make his NFL debut since going undrafted out of San Diego State in 2018.

Nov 16, 2020 3:21 PM EST


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